Cambria County officials today broke ground on a $700 million energy project. Construction of The CPV Fairview Center in Jackson Township is expected to take two years. The facility will use advanced gas turbines and a steam turbine, to produce electricity from both natural gas burning and steam generation.

CPV President and CEO Gary Lambart says the center will provide  electricity for nearly a million homes.
“The reason the facility is located here is we have the major 500 kv transmission lines that cross the site and we’re tying  into those transmission lines which can distribute electricity all over the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland region. It’s called the PJM interconnect.”

The project, a joint effort with General Electric will create 600 to 800 construction jobs, but when the plant is completed, it will require only about 30 workers to operate.