Tour Location: The Panda Patriot Power Project is a clean natural gas-fueled, 829-megawatt combined-cycle generating station. Once built, the plant is expected to supply the power needs of up to 1 million homes and is expected to make a significant contribution to the area's economy. In combined-cycle generation, heat exhaust from one or more (natural gas-fueled) combustion turbines is captured and used to create steam which, in turn, is supplied to a steam turbine. Pairing the different generating technologies together (natural gas and steam) allows for maximum operating efficiency.
Times & Details: (Transportation for Bucknell students and faculty will leave campus at 5:30 pm from in front of Breakiron)
5:45 Arrive: 50 Patriot Lane (1220 Saegers Station Rd), Montgomery, PA 17752 -- Use the Saegers Station road address for GPS
6:00 Visit/Tour of facility
8:00 Dinner at Watson Inn (10 minutes from tour site)
Dinner Location: Watson Inn
100 Main Street
Watsontown, PA 17777
Menu/Price: $28.50 per person ($14 for students), tax and gratuity included in price, cash bar at individual’s expense. Buffet Style, Top Round Beef, Rosemary Pork, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Various Desserts.
RSVP by Monday March 28th by Noon to: