Project Update

Construction of the $1 billion Caithness Moxie Freedom natural gas power-generation plant in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, continues to advance. This state-of-the-art facility will use Pennsylvania-produced, clean-burning natural gas to produce more than 1,000 megawatts of electric power, enough to supply approximately 900,000 homes throughout the region.

There are more than 650 workers at the site every day. These skilled workers have completed more than half of construction activities, and more than 95 percent of the equipment and machinery have been delivered to the project site.

We successfully built, commissioned and  in March of 2017 turned over to PPL UE the 500 kV Shickshinny  switchyard, which is tied it into the Susquehanna 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line — a critical step in the development process.

The Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station is projected to come online in May 2018.

Overview

Caithness Energy, L.L.C. is proud to be partnering with Moxie Energy, LLC to develop the Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station, an approximately 1,029 megawatt natural gas fired greenfield power project in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Caithness Energy is a privately-held Independent Power Producer committed to developing power projects that benefit our environment and the communities in which we live. Moxie Energy was formed to develop, own and operate clean energy infrastructure projects, bringing extensive experience through its knowledgeable team in energy project development.

Moxie Energy led development of the project from initial concept, working with all stakeholders – including federal, state and local officials, community members, and relevant agencies – to obtain all required approvals for the project. Caithness Energy is leading construction and will manage operations of the facility. Caithness Energy and Moxie Energy have successfully financed and commenced construction of the Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station.

This state-of-the-art power plant will benefit from significant advantages over competing power plants in the region, including direct access to abundant gas supplies, low cost to construct, and a substantially lower heat rate providing greater operating efficiency.

Additionally, the power plant is being built with the latest technology to achieve the lowest possible air emissions and ultra-low noise during operations. The dry-cooling technology used by the plant means that water usage is 99% less than a same size plant using traditional cooling technology.

The Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station will add to Caithness Energy’s diverse portfolio, which has included natural gas, wind, solar and geothermal power generation projects. In addition to the Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station, Caithness recently developed and constructed the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, one of the world’s largest wind-energy facilities. Located in eastern Oregon, the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm began commercial operations in September 2012 and is comprised of three separate projects with a combined generation output of 845-MW. Caithness also developed and constructed the Caithness Long Island Energy Center, a 350 MW gas-fired facility which has been providing Long Island with reliable power since 2009.  Built on-time and on-budget, the CLIEC is one of the cleanest and most water-conserving power plants on Long Island.