About the Development Team
Green Energy Partners / Stonewall
Green Energy Partners / Stonewall (GEP/S) is a Loudoun County-based limited liability company formed in 2009 to develop a natural gas power plant and a photovoltaic solar array. GEP/S’ daily operations are overseen by Managing Member John Andrews, an accomplished developer with roots in Loudoun County. GEP/S believes in giving back to the local community, and Andrews has worked to do that, having served as chairman of the Loudoun County School Board, as a representative of the Potomac District, and currently as a Board Member for the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. The company stands for the ability to get the job done right – no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today the company’s 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.
Bechtel has been at the forefront of the power generation industry for more than 65 years. The company’s expertise and experience is evidenced by more than 600 power projects on six continents and includes some of the most efficient and cleanest power plants in the world. From renewable energy to cutting-edge fossil technology to next generation nuclear power, Bechtel provides customers with 21st century solutions for their power projects.
In addition, the company is recognized as one of the leading development and financing companies in the engineering and construction industry. Over the last 30 years Bechtel, together with its joint development partners and companies, successfully financed and constructed more than 40 independent power projects around the world. It uses its full spectrum of skills and resources to provide a complete package of power project development and financing services including project conceptualization, economic and technical evaluation, financial modeling, as well as a proven ability to arrange loans, negotiate contracts, handle financial closings, and coordinate disbursement with procurement and build project schedules.
The company works closely with all stakeholders to create a project that meets the needs of the communities it serves.
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Wastewater Would Be Used for Cooling
The facility is proposed for 80 acres just south of Leesburg, on property with two existing natural gas lines and two existing electric transmission lines. For steam cooling, the plant would use up to 5 million gallons a day of treated wastewater it would purchase from Leesburg. The treated water is now discharged into the Potomac River.Read More