Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners LLC on Dec. 21 achieved commercial operation at the 940-MW Westmoreland natural gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.
The combined-cycle facility is in South Huntingdon Township, in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland County, and will deliver electricity to the PJM Interconnection market. The estimated cost of the project was approximately $971.3 million, or $1,050 per kW, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.
Construction of the Westmoreland plant began in 2016. Black & Veatch Holding Co. provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the project, while Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. supplied the two gas-fueled turbines.
Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners comprises affiliates of Tenaska Energy Inc., Diamond Generating Corp. and J-POWER USA Investment Co. Ltd. Diamond Generating is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corp. and J-POWER USA Investment is a unit of Electric Power Development Co. Ltd.