2nd NatGas Electric Plant Proposed for Lackawanna County, PA

emberclearMDN has extensively covered the story of what will become the largest natural gas-fired electric generating plant in Pennsylvania, being built by Invenergy in Jessup Township in Lackawanna County (see these MDN stories). The Invenergy plant, dubbed the Lackawanna Energy Center, will produce 1,480 megawatts of electricity. What we have not covered, until now, is news that a second Marcellus-fired electric plant has been proposed two miles away from the Jessup plant–in Archbald Township. The second plant is being proposed by Archbald Energy Partners, a collaboration between Canada-based EmberClear Corp. and New Jersey-based DCO Energy. The Archbald plant would be much smaller, producing 485 megawatts of electricity. Last night residents of Archbald got their chance to “sound off” about the project at a PA Dept. of Environmental Protection hearing at the local high school. By all accounts many residents are resistant to the plan. Below is what information we could scrounge on the second plant, along with reaction from local residents at last night’s hearing…

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