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Governor Joins College President, Others at Regional Site of Power Plant

Ground broken for Pennsylvania's second shale-gas power plant
Ground broken for Pennsylvania’s second shale-gas power plant
Gov. Tom Corbett speaks at the groundbreaking for Panda Power Funds’ Patriot Energy Center in Clinton Township. Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour served as emcee for the event.
Gov. Tom Corbett speaks at the groundbreaking for Panda Power Funds’ Patriot Energy Center in Clinton Township. Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour served as emcee for the event.

Ceremonially breaking ground Tuesday morning for Panda Power Funds’ Patriot Energy Center in Clinton Township, Lycoming County, are (from left in left photo): State Rep. Garth Everett, who serves on the Penn College Board; Gregory Snyder, vice president, region executive, Siemens Energy Inc.; Gov. Tom Corbett; William F. Griffin, CEO, Gemma Power Systems; state Sen. Gene Yaw, chairman of the Penn College Board; Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour; and Todd W. Carter, president and senior partner, Panda Power Funds. The shale-gas power plant is expected to begin commercial operation by mid-2016 and power up to 1 million homes while contributing nearly $6 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy.

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