Virginia-based Moxie Energy is planning to build a 900-MW natural gas power plant on Route 11, near the Susquehanna nuclear facility in Pennsylvania, according to Colleen Connolly, spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The project, called the Moxie Freedom Project, is designed to use locally produced natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to produce electricity to sell back to the grid, the Post Gazette reported.
The project is still awaiting air quality plan approval from Pennsylvania’s DEP, Connolly added.
“We are in the pre-application stages with the company right now and will have more meetings with them at a later date,” she said.
Connolly noted that the project will not use water from the Susquehanna River because cooling towers will not be utilizied in the energy process. She explained that the two natural gas-fired combustion turbines will generate the electricity; exhaust will be used to heat water, creating steam that will power two other electricity generating turbines. According to an article in Time Leader, steam will be condensed and water will be sent back through the energy generating process.
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