Pennsylvania agency gets revised app for 1,500-MW Lackawanna project

Lackawanna Energy Center LLC has submitted a revised application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for plan approval to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,500 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

The project, said the DEP in a Dec. 20 notice in the Pennsylvania Buletin, consists of three identical 1×1 power blocks. Each combined-cycle process block includes one combustion gas turbine and one heat recovery steam generator with duct burners with all three blocks sharing one steam turbine.

Earlier this year, the agency was working on permitting for this project at a 1,300-MW size. Documents have indicated this is a project of Invenergy LLC.

Additionally, one 2,000 kW diesel-fired emergency generator, one 315 HP diesel-fired emergency fire water pump, one 20-cell wet mechanical draft cooling tower, one 184.8 MM BTU/hr natural gas fired boiler, one 12 MMBTU/hr natural gas fuel gas heater, one diesel storage tank, three lube oil storage tanks, and one aqueous ammonia storage tank are proposed.

The heat input rating of each combustion gas turbine is 3304.3 MMBtu/hr (HHV) or less, and the heat input rating of each supplemental duct burner is equal to 637.9 MMBtu/hr (HHV) or less.

A public hearing may be held, if the DEP decides that such a hearing is warranted based on the comments received. All persons submitting comments or requesting a hearing will be notified of the decision to hold a hearing by publication in the newspaper or the Pennsylvania Bulletin or by telephone, where DEP determines such notification is sufficient. Written comments or requests for a public hearing should be directed to Ray Kempa, Chief, New Source Review Section, Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915, Phone 570-826-2511 within 30 days after the Dec. 20 publication date.

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