The Project is designed to supply about 1,000 megawatts of power during periods of peak demand, which is enough electricity to supply the demand of one million homes.
Electricity will be sold into the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization to meet growing regional energy needs. The PJM Interconnection market assures the electric reliability of the largest centrally dispatched grid in North America, which includes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Project is designed as a combined-cycle facility, which produces electricity in a highly efficient manner. Combined-cycle facilities produce electricity through the combustion of natural gas in a gas turbine. The hot exhaust gas from the gas turbine is used to heat water into steam in a heat recovery steam generator. The steam is then used to drive a steam turbine which produces more electricity without the use of any additional fuel. Combined-cycle facilities are approximately 80% more efficient than coal power plants.