Talen adding gas co-firing at 1,500-MW Brunner Island coal plant

Talen Energy Corp. (NYSE: TLN) said in its May 10 quarterly earnings report that a key strategic objective that continues on schedule is the natural gas co-firing project at the 1,500-MW Brunner Island coal plant in Pennsylvania.

The company expects gas co-firing capability for the 750-MW Unit 3 to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. Co-firing of Units 1 and 2, which have a combined generating capacity of 750 MW, is on schedule for completion by the end of 2016.

The company said it has commenced construction on a four-mile gas pipeline to the 1960s-era plant to support the co-firing project.

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