PSEG Keys Energy Center Goes Online, Generating Electricity
In early July 2018, the PSEG Keys Energy Center was commissioned and began furnishing electricity and is now generating capacity to power over 700,000 homes in Prince George’s and surrounding counties.
The new natural-gas plant is a highly efficient combined-cycle unit with two combustion turbines, heat recovery steam
generators, and one steam turbine/generator—one of the cleanest technologies available for electric generation. Along with creating a new source of electricity for the region, the PSEG Keys Energy Center represents a major investment in the local and regional economy.
Over the 40-year life of the project, it is anticipated that the energy plant will bring significant new tax revenue—
approximately $640 million in various taxes—to Prince George’s County, Charles County, the State of Maryland, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Washington Suburban Transit Commission.
The project generated about 900 jobs during the two-year construction phase and will support 30 permanent jobs to
run the new plant now that it’s operational.