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Caithness Freedom Officials Present $21,000 Donation to Support Salem Township Volunteer Fire Co.

News for Immediate Release
December 1, 2020
Caption: Pictured are Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Switzer, Firefighter Jason Doebler, Fire Chief Lee Smith, and Director of Operations for Caithness Freedom Generating Station Tom Copus.

Salem Township, Pa. — Representatives of the Caithness Freedom Generating Station presented a $21,000 donation to the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Co. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. This is the fourth installment of a long-term commitment to the fire company and the community.

“This year has brought substantial challenges to nearly all aspects of life in communities across the commonwealth, including first responders. Caithness Moxie Freedom is pleased to continue its support of local volunteer first responders and the dedicated, critical service they provide in our community,” said Ross D. Ain, President of Caithness Energy LLC.

The Freedom team has supported several public improvement projects in Salem Township and the surrounding area totaling more than $800,000 designated for completed community projects and future commitments. This includes a long-term commitment made to the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Co. through 2038.

“We are grateful for this partnership with Caithness Freedom Generating Station, as it ensures we can continue to provide lifesaving services to the residents of Salem Township and surrounding municipalities,” Salem Township Volunteer Fire Co. member Joshua Schweitzer said.

Caithness Energy LLC partnered with Moxie Energy LLC to develop the generating station, an approximately 1,050-megawatt natural gas-fired greenfield power project in Salem Township.

The Freedom Generating Station transitioned to commercial operation in September 2018 and can provide enough power to supply approximately 900,000 homes throughout the region.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the plant is the highest-efficiency user of natural gas in the region. The plant’s dry-cooling technology means that water usage is 95 percent lower than that of a plant of the same size using traditional cooling technology. Additionally, a highly efficient combined cycle plant such as Freedom reduces CO2 emissions by 3.2 million tons per year compared to older steam plants.

For more information about the project, visit www.caithnessmoxiefreedom.com.

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