Combined Cycle, Gas, New Projects

Gas-fired Hill Top project selects GE for HA turbine

Developers for a planned new combined cycle power plant in Pennsylvania have selected GE for the gas-fired turbine.

Under terms of the deal announced, GE will work close with construction firm Kiewit to integrate the 7HA.02 gas turbine into the 620-MW Hill Top Energy Center project. The order also includes a GE steam turbine and generator. One heat recovery generator and a multi-year service agreement.

“We are extremely excited to work with the Kiewit and Ares team on the Hill Top Energy Center, building a plant that produces flexible, reliable, and affordable electricity for years to come,” said Dave Ross, president North American sales for GE Power. “With more than 30 HA units on order in the US alone, we’re proud that our customers continue to choose the industry-leading performance of GE’s gas technology to power homes and businesses across the nation.”

Hill Top Energy Center is being located in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania. The developer is Hill Top Energy LLC with financial backing by Ares Management.

The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Electricity produced at Hill Top will be delivered to the PJM regional transmission organization.