Media Alert: Panda Power Funds to Commission Nation’s First Marcellus Shale-Gas Power Plant

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The 829 MW Panda Liberty Generating Station located in Bradford County, PA

DALLAS & SCRANTON, Pa.--()--The 829 MW Liberty Energy Center is the first power plant specifically developed to take advantage of its proximity to the Marcellus Shale gas formation

(Alert is for planning purposes only. We request the alert not be published in print.)

WHAT:   Commissioning ceremony in Towanda, PA. The generating station:
  • Powers up to 1,000,000 homes
  • Expected to contribute $5.97 billion to Northern Tier economy
  • Supports long-term market for Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale gas producers and royalty owners
  • Utilizes the latest, most advanced emissions-control technology, making it one of the cleanest natural gas-fueled power plants in the United States
  • Is cooled with air rather than water — not drawing water from, or discharging water into, the Susquehanna River — eliminating potential impacts to sensitive species in the watershed
  • Uses Siemens H-class gas turbines — the world’s first generation technology to achieve operating efficiencies of 60 percent.
WHO: Speakers will include:
  • Gene Yaw, Senator for Pennsylvania’s Twenty-Third District
  • Tina Pickett, State Representative for Pennsylvania’s One Hundred and Tenth District
  • Doug McLinko, Commissioner for Bradford County, Pennsylvania
  • Barry Nicholls, President, Power & Gas, Siemens Energy Inc.
  • William (Bill) F. Griffin, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Gemma Power Systems
  • Todd W. Carter, Senior Partner, President and CEO, Panda Power Funds

Speakers will be available for interviews immediately following the ceremony

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:30 a.m. ET
WHERE: 151 Liberty Lane
Towanda, PA 18848
(Near the corner of Pennsylvania 187 and Sill Rd, Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848)

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  • All event activities will be sheltered from the weather
  • Luncheon will immediately follow the commissioning ceremony
  • Reporters and crew are invited to attend luncheon or have their lunch boxed to go
  • Broadcast media will have access to a mult box to patch into the audio system
  • Journalists will receive press kits on both paper and on a USB drive containing high-definition photos, UHD aerial b-roll, corporate logos and rendering of the 829 MW power plant


Founded in 2010, Panda Power Funds is a private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that develops, owns, operates and manages investments in clean energy. Panda has five combined-cycle power plants in operation in Texas and Pennsylvania, and two combined-cycle power plants currently under construction in Pennsylvania and Virginia with a combined capacity of more than 5,800 megawatts. Panda Power Funds also has a 990 megawatt power project in Maryland in advanced development. The fund built a 20 megawatt solar farm in southwest New Jersey that is one of the largest solar facilities in the Northeast United States. Additional information on Panda Power Funds can be found at


Panda Power Funds
Bill Pentak, 972-361-2000

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Panda Power Funds to Commission Nation’s First Marcellus Shale-Gas Power Plant


Panda Power Funds
Bill Pentak, 972-361-2000