Panda Power’s Liberty Gas Plant Enters Production

By Editors of Power Engineering

Panda Power Funds and officials from across Pennsylvania marked the official commissioning of the Liberty gas-fired plant.

The plant is the first to take advantage of natural gas reserves discovered in the Marcellus Shale.

Liberty, a combined-cycle plant, has a total capacity of 829-MW.

Liberty was originally under development by Moxie Energy, though Panda Power acquired it in August 2013.

Siemens provided two wo SGT6-8000H gas turbines, two SST6-5000 steam turbines, two hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generators, and two heat recovery steam generators for the facility, along with the complete electrical system and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control system.

Additionally, the plant will be cooled with air rather than water.

Panda Power Funds has also built a “sister” generating facility, the 829 MW Patriot combined-cycle power plant outside of Williamsport which entered commercial service approximately two months after the Liberty plant.

Additionally, Panda is developing the 1,124-MW gas-fired Hummel Station in Pennsylvania. That facility is expected to begin operations in 2018.

For a video tour of Panda Liberty, click here.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Storm Impact Analytics for Utilities

In recent years, increasingly volatile and extreme weather events have significantly impacted the...

Reach New Heights: Six Best Practices in Planning and Scheduling

These 6 best practices have created millions of dollars in value for many global companies. Learn...

Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...