Good Spring Plant

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Good Spring Plant is a cancelled power station in Good Spring, Pennsylvania, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Good Spring Plant Good Spring, Pennsylvania, United States 40.624809, -76.484959 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 270 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Future Power LLC [100.0%]


Future Power LLC proposed to build a power plant in Good Spring Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County). The 150 MW plant would burn local anthracite coal. Future power is currently seeking permits and hopes to begin construction in 2010.[1] The project was later increased to 270 MW.[2]

Future Power PA. LLC is a subsidiary of Future Fuels LLC and Quad 3 in Houston, Texas. Immersive Media Corp, a Canadian company, has invested $5 million for initial planning and permitting. Summit Anthracite, an equity partner in the project, will provide the site and the coal feedstock.[3]

In February 2011, it was reported that Canada-based EmberClear, formerly Future Power, planned to build the $800 million-plus IGCC power plant before 2012, and had acquired all necessary permits. Earlier that year, EmberClear purchased more coal land in and around Good Spring, adding 50 percent to its 55 million tons in the ground. The company also said it picked Good Spring because of its proximity to rail and its closeness to the PJM (Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland) power grid. The project will generate electricity and sell it directly to the grid.[4]

In 2012, it was reported that EmberClear will use gas, rather than coal, to fuel its 300-MW Good Spring plant in Pennsylvania, dropping the IGCC component for now.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed May 2009. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  2. "Good Spring," Sierra Club Proposed Coal Plant Tracker, accessed December 2015
  3. "Future Power PA. LLC announces coal gasification project", Coal Gasification News, January 18, 2009.
  4. Ben Wolfgang, "Forefront of clean-coal technology could be Schuylkill County" Republican Herald, Feb. 6, 2011.
  5. Eileen O'Grady, "Southern, Duke push US coal gasification; others quit," Reuters, June 12, 2012.

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