“We are proud to bring this new generation power plant with industry leading operating efficiency and cleaner air to the communities of Schuylkill County.”
James Palumbo – Chief Technology Officer, EmberClear
In 2012, EmberClear began development of its first gas-fired base load power generation facility in North America. Ideally situated near the Marcellus Shale region, the Good Spring Power Project is a 360 MW natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plant located on an 83-acre project site in Good Spring, PA. In 2014, EmberClear entered into a 50:50 Partnership with Tyr Energy, a division of ITOCHU Corp., to complete the remaining development.
The Good Spring Project will connect to the PJM regional transmission system, the world’s largest wholesale power market, and produce enough electricity to serve over 300,000 households in the Philadelphia and New York markets.
EmberClear owns 300 acres of land adjoining the Good Spring Project site that connects to William’s Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline (ASR), which is part of the $3 billion expansion of the Transco transcontinental pipeline. The Transco expansion received preliminary approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in May 2016. The Good Spring Project has secured rights to transport natural gas on ASR.
Providing the County with new reliable power access, an electric transmission line will connect the Good Spring Project site to a nearby substation. The Project plans to sell base load power on a long-term secured contractual basis.
The Project will create approximately 250 construction jobs, 20 permanent onsite jobs and many support service opportunities. Hundreds of millions of dollars will beneficially impact the economy and attract more business to the region. The Project will also clean up and consume overflowing water from a nearby coal mine and help improve the quality of the creeks.
In 2015, the Company assigned its remaining 50% interest to Tyr Energy and continues to provide development services. Tyr expects the construction of Good Spring to commence either in late 2016 or early 2017.