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Tenaska Westmoreland is a new 980 MW combined-cycle gas fired electric
power generating station. This state of the art modern generating station was
completed in late 2018 and is now in operation. The plant site is near the community of
Smithton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The plant is owned and operated by
Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners, which includes the affiliates of Tenaska and Mitsubishi
Corporation’s subsidiary, Diamond Generating Corporation. The ownership is unique
in that such a large generating station is neither owned nor operated by an electric
utility. The plant generates clean energy using locally produced natural gas. The
generated power offsets the impact of lost power generation from a number of coal-
fueled plants in the region, which have been either closed or are about to close. A
nearby newly constructed 500kv Switchyard ties generated power to the regional
transmission grid.
Light Refreshments will be provided.
For questions please contact organizers:
Martin London (Power Engineering Society) [email protected]
Joe Kalasky (Life Members) [email protected]
Speaker(s): Robert Mayfield,
Detailed Directions: Locate the Smithton Truck Stop along Interstate 70 about halfway between Route 51 and New Stanton. Exit to the south and take an immediate left (east) onto Smithton Pike. Drive two miles east on Smithton Pike. Ignore Construction Detour, continue to local traffic. The plant is located on the south side of Smithton Pike. Drive directly up hill to the Administration Building where plant staff will be expecting IEEE. IMPORTANT: NO SNEAKERS, OPEN TOE SHOES, SANDLES, HIGH HEELS OR DRESSES. THE PLANT WILL PROVIDE HARD HATS, EAR PLUGS, & SAFETY GLASSES.
If you are an IEEE member, you must enter your membership number. If you would like to receive PDH, please bring a copy of this announcement for verification of your attendance. Each IEEE Member may bring up to two non-Members. Tour cap is 30 attendees.
452 Smithton Pike, Smithton, Pennsylvania, United States

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