First NatGas Power Plant in Marcellus, Panda Liberty, Goes Online

panda-libertyIn May 2014 Panda Power Funds broke ground on building an 829-megawatt Marcellus gas-fired electric generating plant in Asylum Township, Bradford County, PA (see Panda Liberty Breaks Ground on Bradford, PA Electric Plant). In June of this year, the plant was finally completed and went online (see Panda Power’s 2 PA Marcellus-Fired Electric Plants Complete!). However, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the proud achievement that the very first built-from-scratch-plant-to-utilitize-Marcellus-Shale-gas happened yesterday. And what a soirée it was! Panda Liberty, as it’s called, generates enough electricity to power 1 million homes. The new plant is, according to Siemens (which helped build it), one of the most advanced electric generating plants in the world. Here’s more details, along with what happened at yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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