Developer seeks EPA permit on up to 740-MW gas project in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 website shows a November 2013 application for an air permit on an up to 740-MW, gas-fired project as still pending.

The application for a greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration permit was filed by Lon C. Hill LP for a power plant site in Nueces County, Texas, that has been shut since 2002. The company said in the application that it wants to build a new, gas-fired, combined-cycle facility at the site that would go into construction in May 2015 and enter commercial operation in April 2017.

The project would be 625 MW-740 MW in size, and would consist of two gas turbines (either General Electric or Siemens models), two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine.

The application was prepared by CAMS eSPARC LLC out of Houston. A contact in the application is: Gary Clark,, 713-358-9768.

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