Panda Power Funds to break ground on northern Va. power plant

 Panda Power Funds to break ground on northern Va. power plant

Caption: Stonewall Energy Center

Panda Power Funds will be joined by elected state officials to break ground on its newest power plant, the Stonewall Energy Center, on August 6, 2015.
Located four miles southeast of Leesburg , Va., the new power plant will be one of the most advanced natural gas-fired generating facilities in the country and will supply power to Va. and D.C. Construction of the facility will create approximately 600 jobs. Once complete, the plant will hire 30 employees to operate the station.
Generating 778-MW of energy, the plant will provide enough power for 750,000 homes, create about $20 million per year in spending, increase the tax base, and provide revenue for Leesburg. It will also utilize the most advanced emissions-control technologies, making it one of the cleanest natural gas-fired power plants in the country. Additionally, the plant will be cooled using treated wastewater instead of potable water, thereby conserving Va.’s natural resources and preventing pollution of the nearby Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds
The plant is expected to begin commercial operation in 2017.

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