PPL Generation

Power that drives the economy and quality of life

Ironwood

At a Glance

  • 305 Prescott Road, Lebanon, PA 17042
  • 705-megawatt generating capacity
  • Natural gas fired
  • 100 percent PPL ownership

PPL Ironwood is a 705-megawatt natural-gas-fired facility in eastern Pennsylvania.

Acquired by PPL in 2012, the power plant started commercial operation in December 2001. It consists of two combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine generator.

Combined-cycle combustion turbines burn natural gas to generate power and produce steam that is directed to a steam turbine to generate additional power. This design is among the most efficient in today’s market and, in combination with the use of natural gas, results in minimal environmental impact.

The plant uses today’s best available technology, selective catalytic reduction, to minimize emissions of nitrogen oxides and an oxidation catalyst to limit emissions of carbon monoxide.

PPL Ironwood is a zero liquid discharge plant. The plant’s high efficiency provides a reliable low cost source of electricity.

The plant employs 27 people full time.