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More than 2,400 MW of new generating capacity added to US mix in July

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More than 2,400 MW of new generating capacity added to US mix in July

Eleven power generation projects with a total capacity of 2,449 MW were added to the U.S. power grid in July. More than 2,100 MW, equaling about 86% of the month's additions, were fueled by natural gas.

No new projects were announced in July.

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The largest of the gas-fired projects to come online was the 1,124-MW Panda Hummel Station (Sunbury Repower CC) in Snyder County, Pa. Jointly owned by Sunbury Generation LP and Panda Power Funds LP, the plant is a result of a coal-to-gas conversion project, and receives its fuel from UGI Corp.'s 200,000 Dth/d Sunbury pipeline. It supplies power into the PJM Interconnection market.

Another large gas-fired project completed in July and supplying the PJM market is the 755-MW PSEG Keys Energy Center (KEC) in Prince George's County, Md., owned by Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. subsidiary PSEG Fossil LLC.

The Riggins Solar Project (Buckthorn Westex) in Pecos County, Texas, was the largest renewable energy facility completed in July, with 154 MW. The solar facility, owned by Clearway Energy Inc., formerly NRG Yield, has a 25-year contract for its full capacity with the city of Georgetown, Texas.

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