Replacing the retired Sunbury coal-fired plant, Hummel Station is the seventh U.S. project Panda Power Funds has awarded Siemens and the third in Pennsylvania.
“We are proud to continue our successful track record with Panda Power Funds with this modern, highly-efficient power plant,” said Martin Tartibi, senior executive vice president of Energy Solutions Americas at Siemens Power and Gas Division. “As America continues to turn to cleaner-burning, low-cost natural gas, we are pleased to deliver world-class power generation equipment to provide reliable and efficient energy to major power markets in the U.S.”
The projects, once complete, will generate a combined 5,800 MW of electricity, enough to power about 5 million homes.
Siemens is supplying the plant with three SGT6-5000F gas turbines, three SGen6-2000H air cooled generators, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, one hydrogen cooled SGen6-2000H, three NEM DrumPlus HRSGs and the SPPA-T3000 control system.
Siemens Financial Services is providing a $125 million equity investment. To date, SFS has made a total commitment of more than $400 million for Panda Power Fund’s energy-efficient U.S. power plants.
”SFS is pleased to invest along with Panda in this modern energy project, which represents our seventh project with Panda,” said Kirk Edelman, head of Energy Finance at SFS. “Our investment demonstrates Siemens’ strong commitment to advancing projects that deliver cleaner, more environmentally-friendly energy.”
Hummel Station is expected online during the first quarter of 2018. It joins more than 2.4 GW in the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization, responsible for North America’s largest transmission grid, serving 60 million people in 13 states and Washington D.C.