Competitive Power Ventures completes 1.25GW Three Rivers natural gas-fired plant

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) celebrated with its partners, local officials and supporters the successful completion of the CPV Three Rivers Energy Center (CPV Three Rivers) in Grundy County, IL. Located approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago, the CPV Three Rivers is a 1,250 megawatt electric generating facility now online and capable of powering over 1,000,000 homes and businesses in Illinois and the region.

CPV Three Rivers is a state-of-the-art combined-cycle natural gas-fired electric power generating facility that combines two GE 7HA.02 gas turbines with heat recovery stream generators and steam turbines to produce electricity.

CPV Three Rivers represents the fifth combined-cycle power plant to utilize GE technology that CPV has brought online since 2016.  Combined, these facilities total nearly 4,600 megawatts and can power close to 5 million homes and businesses in the United States. 

“I am proud to be joined here in Grundy County today by so many from CPV and their partners, as well as leaders from our local community, to celebrate the success of this project and all that it means to our community,” said Nancy Norton, President & CEO of the Grundy Economic Development Council.  “The impact that CPV Three Rivers has had, both in terms of jobs and economic development, as well as in helping to modernize and strengthen our electric grid by adding a reliable, low carbon resource, will have a lasting effect on this area.”