PPL Holtwood

Expansion Project

PPL Continues expansion of Holtwood hydroelectric plant

PPL Holtwood continues its $438 million expansion of the Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River about 15 miles south of Lancaster, Pa. >> Click here for a map of construction area closures

The project, which includes construction of a second powerhouse, will add enough renewable energy to power about 100,000 typical homes. PPL's 125-megawatt increase in generating capacity will more than double Holtwood's existing generating capacity of 108 megawatts.

In addition, the project will improve passage for migratory fish along the Susquehanna River and its tributaries and enhance recreational opportunities.

Expanding the Holtwood plant is part of PPL's commitment to strengthen the diversity of its competitive generation fleet, which includes hydroelectric power, nuclear power, coal-fired and natural-gas fired power plants, and other forms of renewable energy.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2013.

PPL begins expansion of Holtwood hydroelectric plant

What's New Fast Facts
  • Total concrete: More than 67,300 cubic yards (mixed on-site)
  • Total re-bar: More than 3,730 tons
  • Total excavation: More 1.5 million cubic yards