Texas agency nears air permits for 549-MW peaker project

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality plans a Jan. 13 public meeting at the Grayson County Courthouse over its plan to issue air permits for a simple-cycle peaker project of Navasota North Country Peakers Operating Co. I LLC.

The company has applied to the TCEQ for issuance of Proposed Air Quality Permit 121051 and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Quality Permit PSDTX1418 for a project at Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas.

Navasota North Country Peakers proposes to install three new natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators (CTGs). The CTGs will be the General Electric 7FA model (nominal 183 MW each) operating as peaking units in simple cycle mode. This is called the Van Alstyne Energy Center.

The applicant contact information is: Navasota North Country Peakers Operating Company I LLC, 403 Corporate Wood Dr, Magnolia, Texas 77354-2758, Bill Skinner, Director of Engineering, (281) 252-5221.

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