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PPL Holtwood has completed a 125 MW powerhouse at its Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the Susquehanna River in south-central Pennsylvania. PPL Holtwood is a subsidiary of PPL Generation and part of energy and utility holding company PPL Corp.'s family of businesses.

According to PPL, the powerhouse is part of a $440 million expansion project to boost the plant's generating capacity and improve fish passage over the century-old dam. PPL says the new powerhouse more than doubles the plant's generating capacity from about 108 MW to over 230 MW.

PPL reports that with the project complete, the company expects to qualify for federal grants made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The incentives were a key factor in the decision to build the facility and are expected to exceed $100 million, the company notes.

Holtwood's existing powerhouse, started in 1906 and completed in 1910, continued to operate throughout the project and will generate power moving forward, PPL adds.


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