A Tenaska affiliate has officially started construction of a 925-MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant near Smithton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
More than 75 people gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant, which should be completed by late 2018, Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners LLC said in an Aug. 24 news release.
Tenaska Westmoreland should be able to provide enough power for about 925,000 homes in the PJM Interconnection market.
Tenaska Westmoreland is the 18th project that Tenaska has developed, financed and advanced to construction.
Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corp., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corp.
Black & Veatch is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the natural gas plant. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is supplying the two natural gas turbines for Tenaska Westmoreland.