Southern Power Co. (SPC) in February applied at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 office for an air permit on the Nacogdoches Power Electric Generating Plant, which would be a gas-fired peaker in Nacogdoches County, Texas.
The project consists of one gas-fired, simple-cycle, combustion turbine (Siemens F5 model) with a nominal gross output of 232 MW. It would be a peaker limited to 2,500 hours per year of operation.
“SPC has determined that a simple-cycle unit producing a nominal maximum gross electric power output of approximately 232 MW is needed to reliably and economically meet the peak energy needs of SPC’s customers that will be served by this project,” the application said. “In addition, to most effectively meet these needs, the simple-cycle unit must be capable of operating in a range of modes, which includes the use of inlet evaporative cooling.”
The pending application with EPA is for a greenhouse gas permit under the prevention of significant deterioration program. Southern Power is a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).
A project contact is Susan Comensky, 205-257-2098.