NTE Energy has announced that it is developing three natural gas-fired electric generating facilities involving a total investment of around $2bn.
The three facilities will include the Pickaway Energy Center (Pickaway County, Ohio), the Killingly Energy Center (Killingly, Connecticut) and the Reidsville Energy Center (Rockingham County, North Carolina).
All three facilities will employ advanced turbine technology in combined cycle configurations and provide a clean and efficient source of electric capacity and energy for their respective region: New England; the Carolinas; and the PJM wholesale electricity market.
The Pickaway Energy Center will represent an investment of over $900m. It will have a capacity of approximately 1,000MW and on completion is expected to meet the power needs of around 800,000 homes.
The Killingly Energy Center and the Reidsville Energy Center are each valued at over $500m. Both the plants will have a capacity of approximately 500MW each. Upon completion, they will be individually capable of powering approximately 450,000 homes.
Work on the facilities is scheduled to begin between 2017 and 2018, and they are slated to become fully operational between 2020 and 2021.
The Pickaway Energy Center will create around 450 construction jobs, while the Killingly Energy Center and Reidsville Energy Center will each provide approximately 300 construction jobs. Each of the three facilities is likely to create 25 full-time jobs during operation.