Hop Bottom Energy nears permit for Pennsylvania power project

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said in a brief notice in the April 26 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to issue an air plan approval to Hop Bottom Energy LLC for a 22-MW power plant.

The company is located in Yardley, Pa. Its facility is to be located in Lenox Township of Susquehanna County. The notice opens up a 30-day public comment period, with the DEP to hold a hearing only if the agency thinks it is necessary.

The 22-MW plant will include five Jenbacher natural gas-fired engines with oxidation catalysts and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 50 tons per year, based on a 12-month rolling sum. The NOx emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum. Total PM, SOx, and CO emissions from the facility will not equal or exceed 100 TPY, based on a 12-month rolling sum.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.