Economic Benefits

The Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station broke ground in October 2016, and construction is expected to continue for about 19 months. During construction, the project will provide the local community with an average of 250 jobs and up to 700 at peak times of construction.

Once the plant starts operations, there will be about 25 permanent jobs supporting the facility.

In addition to direct payroll benefits, the construction and operation of the plant will provide indirect income to the community. The annual maintenance budget for the plant will be about $20 million, with half of that money being spent locally.

The plant will provide a significant contribution to the local tax base, including taxes for schools.

Caithness Energy is committed to being a good neighbor and corporate citizen of the communities in which we do business. Building this plant in Salem Township benefits the community by using local expertise in construction and the gas market, and it will help keep local resources local.

Community Partnership

The Caithness Moxie Freedom project is not only creating jobs and building a state-of-the-art power-generating facility. It has created an opportunity to be a long-term partner of the volunteer fire company, local leaders and the people of this community.

The Caithness Moxie Freedom team, composed of Caithness Energy, Moxie Energy and Gemma Power Systems, has supported and is undertaking several public improvement projects in Salem Township and the surrounding area. In total, our support of completed projects and future commitments surpasses $800,000.

Caithness Moxie Freedom presented a $5,000 donation to the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Dept. in 2016 and a $10,000 donation to the department for 2017. Our long-term commitment to the fire company includes a $20,000 donation when the generating station is operational in 2018. Starting in 2019, the donation will be $20,500, with an additional $500 added each year for 19 years.

In 2015, Caithness Moxie Freedom donated $300,000 to support a major renovation of the Ber-Vaughn Swimming Pool in Berwick. Gemma Power Systems has donated $28,000 to construct two pavilions at the township park, and Caithness Moxie Freedom has committed to additional updates at the park.

We also partnered with PennDOT to complete reconstruction of Mingle Inn Road from State Route 11 to the shared access road at the western end of the project site.