Panda Power’s plant creating 800 construction jobs

LEESBURG, Va. — Panda Power Funds held a groundbreaking ceremony for the natural gas power plant it began constructing in March near Leesburg. The Stonewall project is a 778-megawatt facility in Loudoun County scheduled to begin operation in mid-2017.

Stonewall will be among the cleanest power plants in the U.S. and supply power to one of the country’s fastest-growing counties. The power plant is expected to generate approximately $20 million a year in direct and indirect spending, producing positive economic impacts in the city and county. Panda Power will create about 800 construction jobs and 30 long-term jobs once the plant opens.

Panda Power is a private-equity firm based in Texas. According to its website, the firm is focused on domestic, greenfield power development; brownfield acquisition and expansion; and developing solar and other energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. Panda Power specializes in building large-scale, natural-gas power plants. It operates three in Texas and has two under construction in Pennsylvania.

Image courtesy of Panda Power Funds

Source: Virginia Business


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