Above: A 9HA gas turbine at GE’s complex on Garlington Road in Greenville. Photo provided by GE.
General Electric Co. workers in Greenville will play a big a role in the creation of a power plant in Birdsboro, Pa., along the Schuylkill River between Reading and Pottstown.
According to a GE news release, the power plant will generate electricity by burning natural gas in a 7HA.02 turbine that GE will make at its gas turbine plant in Greenville.
The power plant will also use a steam turbine that GE will make in Schenectady, N.Y., according to the news release.
GE said it helped finance the power plant and also struck a deal to service the power equipment.
The power plant will produce 488 megawatts when it begins commercial operation in 2019.
It was developed by EmberClear, a Texas company, and will be owned by a fund managed by Ares EIF, the energy investment arm of the Ares Private Equity Group, which is part of Los Angeles-based Ares Management.