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Transformer fire closes Pennsylvania gas-fired power plant

BANGOR, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas-fired power plant in eastern Pennsylvania has been shut down indefinitely after an electrical transformer caught fire. Talen Energy spokesman Todd Martin says the Martins Creek plant in Lower Mount Bethel Township has been taken off line while the company works with state regulators to investigate the fire. It was reported shortly after 7:30 ...

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Talen Energy laying off 131 workers at Pennsylvania sites

Talen Energy nuclear power

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — Talen Energy plans to cut 53 jobs at a central Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, and dozens of other jobs at other facilities around the state. Company spokesman Todd Martin says the jobs will be cut at the Susquehanna Power Plant in Salem Township, near Berwick. That’s about 80 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Another seven workers who ...

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Judge says waste leak from coal plant ponds is ‘alarming’

An example of coal ash collected following cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash waste. (Image: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via Flickr)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A state judge expressed alarm at the estimated 200 million gallons of contaminated water seeping annually from leaky ash-storage ponds at a Montana power plant serving customers across the Pacific Northwest — a problem that’s persisted for years after the company and state officials said they were addressing it. A 2012 deal between Montana environmental regulators ...

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Power company unapologetically closes park, creates backlash

Power company unapologetically closes park, creates backlash

HOLTWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A power company is getting zapped over its decision to close a popular park in Pennsylvania. Talen Energy Corp. booted the public from Holtwood Picnic & Recreation Area, a 400-acre tract in a rural farming area in Lancaster County that had served the public for at least 50 years. Because it recently sold a nearby hydroelectric ...

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Talen Completes Sale Of ‘Clean’ Plants

Talen Energy said Monday it has completed the sale of 25 renewable energy plants, including two here, to Energy Power Partners for $116 million. The renewable energy plants are in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire. They have a combined 65 megawatts of generating capacity. Announced in June, the sale of the renewable energy plants includes two on the ...

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Blimp prompted power-down at Salem Twp. nuclear plant

The wayward military blimp that wreaked havoc in and around Columbia County led to a power-down of Unit 2 at the Susquehanna Nuclear power plant in Salem Township as a precautionary measure. Todd Martin, spokesman for the plant’s owner, Talen Energy, said the operator of the regional power grid, PJM Interconnection, directed the company at approximately 2:30 p.m. to reduce ...

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Talen sells power plant as per FERC orders

Talen Energy announced the sale of its C.P. Crane plant in Baltimore to Avenue Capital Group Friday. Though the price has not been disclosed, the company expects the transaction to close within the first quarter of next year. Lancaster Online reports the 399-megawatt coal-fired facility will be the fourth power plant Talen has sold to comply with the Federal Energy ...

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Talen Energy in dog-eat-dog business

Since Talen Energy split from PPL Corp. in June, there has been plenty of hand-wringing over where the new power producer will put down permanent roots. Hoping to keep Talen here, Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority paved the way last week for the energy company — located for now at PPL Plaza on Hamilton Street — to move to ...

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DEP approves air quality permit for power plant

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday its approval of an air quality permit for a proposed 1050-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Salem Township Moxie Energy LLC intends to build the $800-million Moxie Freedom facility on a 150-acre parcel in an industrial zone on Mingle Inn Road, off U.S. Route 11. DEP needed assurance emissions from the plant ...

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New owner: Brunner Island power plant to burn natural gas

EAST MANCHESTER, Pa. — New owner Talen Energy says its Brunner Island power plant in central Pennsylvania will be burning natural gas in addition to coal. LNP reports the Allentown-based company plans to spend $100 million to equip the plant power its three generators by natural gas. The generators produce enough electricity to power about 1 million homes. Talen spokesman ...

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