The projects will serve the PJM Interconnection’s energy, capacity and ancillary services segments.

PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization serving Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, etc.

The projects will utilize the current natural gas as well as electric infrastructure and will generate enough energy for about 26,000 homes.

Under the contract, GE will supply 10 of its ecomagination qualified Jenbacher J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines. Each of the engines will deliver 4.3MW of power.

According to GE, the flexibility of the units will enable IMG Midstream to offer part load or dispatch only a portion of them whilst maintaining overall efficiency.

Florida-based design firm Haskell is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

Situated in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the initial two projects are expected to start operations in 2015.

GE said there are 12 further projects in several stages of development.

GE’s Distributed Power business president and CEO Lorraine Bolsinger said: "By working with our distributors and Haskell, we were able to provide IMG Midstream with a cost-efficient solution that also met all of its efficiency and flexibility requirements.

"IMG Midstream will benefit from our local parts and service center and proven technology."

IMG Midstream managing director Ron Kiecana said: "GE’s advanced Jenbacher gas engine technology offers us higher efficiency and flexibility in a cost-attractive solution that will help us utilize locally produced natural gas to supplement the growing power needs of the region."

Authorized distributor for GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, Nixon Energy Solutions will supply the Jenbacher engines and accessories, which will be serviced by Northeast Energy Systems, an authorized service provider in the northeastern part of the US.