CCGT Power Plants in the USA - Pennsylvania
Armstrong County
Location: PA
Operator: Tenaska Power Fund LP
Configuration: 4 X 160 MW 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Ragnar
Quick facts: These four units were built by Dominion Energy at a cost of about $240mn. In Mar 2007, Tenaska Power Fund and an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC acquired the plant from Dominion.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 4 Jul 2007

Bethlehem Commerce
Location: PA
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: Two 565-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with V84.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2002-2003
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: SWPC, Alstom
EPC: Matrix Service Co
Quick facts: In 2001, Conectiv Energy paid $9.6mn for 60 acres of Bethlehem Steel brownfields at the far eastern end of the steelmaker's 1,600ac south Bethlehem holdings. The steel works closed in 1998. The plant site is near a UGI gas pipeline and not far from the Lehigh River. Bethlehem was completed in Jan 2003 and acquired from Conectiv Energy in 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 11 Mar 2012

Fairless
Location: PA
Operator: Fairless Energy LLC
Configuration: Two 600-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy, Matrix Service Co
Quick facts: Construction on this $800mn plant started in Dec 2001. The facility is located at the former USX Fairless Steel Works.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources
Posted 20 Sep 2004

Gans
Location: PA
Operator: Allegheny Energy
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Chapman Corp
Quick facts: From 2000 to 2002, Allegheny Energy constructed four peaking power plants similar to Gans.

Photograph courtesy of Allegheny Energy
Posted 26 Mar 2005

Grays Ferry
Location: PA
Operator: Thermal Source
Configuration: 174-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501D5A gas turbine
Operation: 1997
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: WH, Brush, MHI
EPC: WH, SM Electric
Quick facts: Grays Ferry was developed by a partnership of Trigen Energy and Calpine. The plant was built on a small and complex site already occupied by Philadelphia Electric's Schuylkill CHP power station. In addition to the CCGT block, the plant has a stand-alone 700,000 lbs/hr Cerrey boiler.  Grays Ferry has a 25yr contract to provide 1.5mn lb/hr of steam used for district energy services for more than 300 locations in including Independence Hall, the U.S. Mint, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. PECO has a 20yr electricity purchase contract with the plant. In 1999, Grays Ferry was named Plant of the Year by Power magazine. In 2000, operators installed a wet-compression system for power augmentation.

Photograph courtesy of SM Electric Company Inc
Posted 7 Jul 2007

Harrisburg
Location: PA
Operator: PPL Generation LLC
Configuration: 4 X 16 MW 5001LPB gas turbines
Operation: 1967
Fuel: LFO
T/G supplier: GE

Photograph by Connor Stoehr
Posted 29 Dec 2012

AES Ironwood
Location: PA
Operator: AES Corp
Configuration: 710-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501G gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens Westinghouse
EPC: Parsons E&C, Siemens
Quick facts: This was one of the launch plants for the SWPC 7G gas turbine. In Feb 1999, AES announced that it had executed a 20yr PPA with Williams Energy Marketing and Trading for the entire output of the AES Ironwood plant. Williams later sold most of its power assets to Bear Stearns. Permitting for the new facility was ongoing in 1998-1999. Construction began in Jun 1999 and the COD was 31 Dec 2001. The plant was funded by a $308.5mn of bonds.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 30 Jan 2008

Liberty Electric
Location: PA
Operator: Liberty Electric Power LLC
Configuration: 585-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: NAES is plant operator. Originally developed by Columbia Energy Group on the site of the old Baldwin locomotive works. Output is bid into the PJM Power Pool.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 28 May 2005

Lower Mt Bethel
Location: PA
Operator: PPL Corp
Configuration: 600-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: FW
Quick facts: Lower Mt Bethel is adjacent to PPL's Martins Creek power plant.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 14 Aug 2004

Marcus Hook
Location: PA
Operator: NextEra Energy Resources LLC
Configuration: 750-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines, 1 X 50-MW GT8 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1987-2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: Mid-Valley Constructors, Shaw
Quick facts: The two power plants are at the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery located south of Philadelphia. The CHP gas tubine was built by Sun Company Inc and started operation on 1 May 1988 and was acquired by NextEra in May 1999. It was originally permitted to burn refinery gas and natural gas but has historically burned only narutal gas. The CCGT project was originally developed by SCS Energy.

Photograph courtesy of NextEra Energy Resources LLC
Posted 25 Jan 2012

Moser
Location: PA
Operator: Exelon
Configuration: 3 X 21 MW FT4A9 gas turbines
Operation: 1970
Fuel: LFO
T/G supplier: P&W, EMC
Quick facts: Thispeaking plant is in Lower Pottsgrove Twp.

Photograph by Connor Stoehr
Posted 13 May 2012

North East
Location: PA
Operator: NAES Corp
Configuration: 90-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle block with LM5000PC gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1992
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Elliott, Brush
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: This plant was built for Falcon Seaboard Power and includes two 100,000 lbs/hr auxiliary boilers, an air-cooled condenser plus an absorption refrigeration plant. Welch's, the steam host, utilizes about 330mn lbs of steam equivalent per year of thermal energy.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 27 May 2003

Ontelaunee
Location: PA
Operator: Dynegy Gas Division
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, Siemens
EPC: Parsons Energy & Chemical, Kvaerner EPC
Quick facts: This CCGT in the Reading area was commissioned by Calpine Corp and and acquired by LS Power Equity Partners in Oct 2005. The plant was sold a year later to Dynegy Inc.

Photograph by Connor Stoehr
Posted 29 Dec 2012

Panda Liberty
Location: PA
Operator: Panda Power Funds
Configuration: 2 X 415-MW, single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGEN6-2000H gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Power Engineers, Gemma Power Systems, Lane Construction Co
Quick facts: This CCGT project is on a 33ac site in Asylum Twp, Bradford Co. Along with sister plant Panda Patriot, these are the first operational, gas-by-wire projects using natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. The revised air permit was received in Jul 2013 and construction began in Aug 2013. Mechanical completion was in Apr 2016 and the project commissioned on 27 Oct 2016. Both projects were originally developed by Moxie Energy and acquired by Panda in Aug 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Gemma Power Systems LLC
Posted 10 Sep 2016

Panda Patriot
Location: PA
Operator: Panda Power Funds
Configuration: 2 X 415-MW, single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGEN6-2000H gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Power Engineers, Gemma Power Systems, Lane Construction Co
Quick facts: This CCGT project is on a 85ac site in Cliinton Twp, near Williamsport in Lycoming Co. The air permit was received in Aug 2013 and full construction began in Dec 2013. Mechanical completion was in Jun 2016 and the commissioning ceremony was held on 16 Nov 2016. The Liberty and Patriot plants were the first US single-shaft installations of the Siemens H-class gas turbines.

Photograph courtesy of Gemma Power Systems LLC
Re-posted 19 Nov 2016

Portland GT 5
Location: PA
Operator: Reliant Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 156-MW V84.3 gas turbine
Operation: 1997
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Henkels & McCoy, SM Electric
Quick facts: Portland GT 5 is part of a plant originally built and operated by Metropolitan Edison Co and later acquired by Reliant Energy. This was an early V84.3 machine and was the subject of extensive testing and evaluation programs and also served as a test-bed for various equipment.

Photograph courtesy of SM Electric Company Inc
Posted 7 Jul 2007

Richmond Gas Turbines
Location: PA
Operator: Exelon Power
Configuration: 19 GTs, 734 MW (ret)
Operation: 1971-1973
Fuel: oil, natural gas
T/G supplier: Worthington, WH, GE, Electric Machinery
Quick facts: For some years, this facility in Port Richmond was one of the largest peaking power plants in the mid-Atlantic region. To the right of the photograph is the Richmond coal- and oil-fired steam-electric plant.

Photograph courtesy of Philadelphia Electric Co
Posted 23 Nov 2009

Springdale
Location: PA
Operator: Allegheny Energy Supply C
Configuration: 540-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: B&V, Kvaerner
Quick facts: Construction on the Springdale CCGT began in 2000.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 25 Apr 2010

   

York Energy
Location: PA
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 565-MW, 2+1 CCGT block with V84.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alstom
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, Battaglia Electric, Superior Electric Service, Matrix Industrial Service
Quick facts: This plant in Peach Bottom Twp went commercial on 2 Mar 2011. Constellation Energy has a 6yr tolling agreement with Calpine for York EC that began on 1 Jun 2011. York EC is essentially a twin of the Bethlehem and Hay Road-1 blocks. Calpine acquired the plant from Connectiv in 2010 at about 70% completion

Photograph courtesy of Calpine Corp
Posted 12 Nov 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 19-Nov-2016

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