Invenergy breaks ground on 1,500-MW Lackawanna project in Pa.

Invenergy LLC said April 25 that it recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at its nominal 1,500-MW Lackawanna Energy Center (LEC) in Jessup, Pa.

The LEC is expected to be operational in 2018. It will be one of the most efficient power plants in the United States. Equipped with General Electric’s latest technology, LEC will generate fewer emissions and feature the highest-efficiency combustion turbines in their class. As a combined-cycle facility, it will maximize usage of the heat from natural gas as fuel, increasing efficiency.

“The Lackawanna Energy Center will be one of the best power plants in the country, and it is an important project for the community,” said Invenergy’s Founder, President and CEO Michael Polsky.

During construction, which will be facilitated by Kiewit Power Constructors, the project will employ up to 800 construction labor jobs during peak construction months. The construction contract was awarded to Kiewit because of their solid track records of engineering and constructing projects with proven reliability.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 12,912 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.