Key Facts
Developers Caithness Energy, Moxie Energy
Location Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Capacity 1,029 MW (net)
Target COD May 2018
Fuel Type Natural Gas
Technology GE 7HA.02 combustion turbines
Avgerage Heat Rate 6,500 Btu / kWh with supplemental firing
Real Estate 150-acre site
Capacity Region PJM MAAC
Power Market PJM Western Hub
Cooling Air Cooled
EPC Contrator Gemma Power Systems
Power Island Supply Contract General Electric
Configuration Two 1×1 single shaft power trains
Gas Interconnection Transco Leidy line (on-site)
Electric Interconnection Susquehanna-Roseland 500 kV line (on-site)

The Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station benefits from substantial locational and technological advantages over recently constructed plants in the region:

  • Direct access to firm gas supply from leading developers of Marcellus gas (Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and South Jersey Resources Group, L.L.C.) at significant locational advantage to other downstream markets (i.e. Tetco-M3 and Transco Zone 6).
  • Direct Access to an existing 500 kV transmission line within Freedom’s boundaries with minimal upgrades required.
  • General Electric H-class gas turbine technology provides a 400-500 Btu/kWh heat rate advantage over competing F-class technology.
  • Located in the MAAC region of PJM and close to the northeast load centers.

The completed plant will provide its power to the “PJM market”. PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization (“RTO”) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.