PA DEP Sec. Visits Snyder County Gas-Fired Power Plant; 2nd Plant?

Yesterday Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, went on a field trip and took a tour of the Panda Power Funds Hummel Station natural gas power plant site in Synder County. In February 2015, Panda announced a joint venture with Sunbury Generation to build a whopping 1,124-megawatt plant on the site of a recently retired coal-fired plant near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County (see Panda Power Building 3rd Marcellus-Fired Electric Plant in PA). Since that time the project has made steady progress and is now 88% complete. Panda said on the tour yesterday it expects to complete the plant and begin full operations in February of next year–just a little over three months from now. UGI has already built a 34-mile pipeline to feed the plant (see UGI Ready to Begin Flowing Gas via $150M Sunbury Pipeline in PA). Sec. McDonnell is tickled pink (or should we say natgas flame blue) with the project, and said so yesterday. Perhaps the biggest news to come from the tour yesterday is that Panda and Sunbury Generation have partnered for a second gas-fired power plant–right next door to the Hummel Station plant…

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