Hickory Run Energy seeks permit for 900-MW gas-fired project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a brief Feb. 16 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten a water permit application from Hickory Run Energy LLC for a natural gas-fired power project in Lawrence County, Pa.

“Project includes construction of the generating plant located northeast of the intersection of McClelland Rd and SR 551, a switchyard located southwest of the same intersection, a natural gas metering station and pipeline connecting the plant to an existing natural gas pipeline west of Mohawk School Rd, electric transmission lines to connect the plant to existing transmission lines located to the west of the facility, and a water discharge pipeline to carry plant effluent water to an outfall along the Mahoning River,” said the notice.

Hickory Run Energy has also applied with the DEP for air permitting on a natural gas-fired combined-cycle 900-MW power plant, said the DEP in a Nov. 3, 2012, notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. That notice said this facility would consist of two combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators, and some ancillary equipment in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County.

Local officials have said that Hickory Run Energy is a project affiliate of New Jersey-based LS Power.

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