The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a brief notice in the Dec. 20 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit appllication for an up to 700-MW power plant.
Said the entire notice: “Robinson Power Company, LLC (P.O. Box 127, 563 Route 18, Burgettstown, PA 15021) for a 2×1 combined cycle gas-fired turbine project with HRSG rated between 650 and 700 MW at the Beech Hollow Power Plant in Robinson Township, Washington County. This is an initial major facility Plan Approval application submittal.”
Robinson Power last decade had planned the Beech Hollow project as a 272-MW fluidixed-bed combustion facility fueled by waste coal from nearby coal piles. Then, as the regulatory situation got tougher for coal-fired power, the company shifted this to a gas=fired project.