Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow: NJ Elec Plant Expands with Marcellus Gas

Construction has already begun with land-clearing on a 6.25-acre plot at the Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) in Bayonne, New Jersey to add two more gas turbines to the natural gas-fired electric generating plant. There are already eight (!) natgas-fired turbines at the plant. The two new turbines will add an extra 132 megawatts of electric generation to the plant, bringing the grand total output to 644 megawatts. The plant is a joint venture owned by Hess Corporation and ArcLight Capital Partners. It is operated by EthosEnergy. Recognize the name? Earlier this week MDN reported that EthosEnergy has been selected by Moxie Energy to run its new electric generating plant near Wilkes-Barre (see Moxie Chooses EthosEnergy to Run NEPA NatGas Electric Plant). The great part of the Bayonne Energy Center story is that Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania feeds the plant. Below are the details on the technology being used in the Bayonne plant, and a little bit about how these kinds of plants work: “Suck, squeeze, bang, blow”…

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