Texas commission to approve changes at NRG’s Cedar Bayou 4 facility

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a Jan. 27 notice that it intends to approve air permitting that would allow more annual startups of the gas-fired Cedar Bayou 4 facility of NRG Texas Power LLC.

This application was submitted to the TCEQ on July 9, 2014.

Said the notice: “NRG operates the Cedar Bayou 4 Electric Generating Station in Chambers County, consisting of two natural gas-fired combustion turbines, Emission Point Numbers (EPNs) CBY41 and CBY42, and associated ancillary equipment. NRG’s amendment application requests an increase in the annual carbon monoxide (CO) and a small increase in the volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission rates for both turbines, due to an increase in the number of startups per year. NRG requests to install oxidation catalysts to each unit and replace the individual unit CO, VOC, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission limits with an annual emissions cap that covers both units.”

A company contact listed in the notice is: NRG Texas Power LLC, Ms. Lindsay W. Little, Environmental Supervisor, (713) 357-5293.

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