NTE Energy is planning to develop three natural gas-fired combined cycle facilities in the US with an investment of $2bn.

The firm will invest more than $900m to build the 1000MW Pickaway Energy Center planned in Ohio.

About $500m each will be invested in the 500MW Reidsville Energy Center in North Carolina and 500MW Killingly Energy Center in Connecticut.

NTE Energy expects to commence construction of the three facilities between 2017 and 2018.

Planned to be fully commission between 2020 and 2021, the three natural gas-fired plants are expected to create nearly 1050 jobs in total during the construction phase.

NTE Energy CEO Seth Shortlidge said: "Following the commencement of construction on NTE’s Kings Mountain Energy Center and Middletown Energy Center, we are excited to announce the next three projects in our portfolio.

"We look forward to developing efficient power to fulfill the growing demand for clean, reliable generation."

When operational, each of the three facilities, which will feature advanced turbine technology in combined cycle configurations, will employ approximately 25 full-time positions.

The Pickaway Energy Center will generate electricity required to power nearly 800,000 homes.

The Killingly Energy Center and the Reidsville Energy Center will each be capable of powering approximately 450,000 homes.

At present, NTE is constructing 475MW Kings Mountain Energy Center in North Carolina, and 475MW Middletown Energy Center in Ohio. The plants are expected to enter service in 2018.

In November 2015, NTE Energy has an agreement to supply portion of power generated from the Kings Mountain gas-fired power plant to the Towns of Black Creek, Lucama, Sharpsburg, and Stantonsburg.