Related companies near permits for gas-fired power projects in Pennsylvania

Two companies, Bass Wood Energy LLC and Pine Hill Energy LLC, with the same corporate headquarters address are nearing air permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for small gas-fired power projects.

That common address, as listed by the DEP in twin notices in the March 28 Pennsylvania Bulletin, is 6051 Wallace Road Extension, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090.

Bass Wood Energy is seeking an air permit for the construction of five  6,023 bhp (4.4 MW) 4 stroke, lean burn Jenbacher J624 GS natural gas-fired engine/generator sets, each equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), at the proposed electric generating station located in Duncan Township, Tioga County. The facility will also include one 0.64 MMBtu/hour natural gas-fired natural gas line heater; three storage tanks ranging in size from 2,600 gallons to 6,000 gallons; and one desiccant dehydration system.

The department’s review of the information submitted by Bass Wood Energy indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements, including monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, and pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants including the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, the Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines, the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and the Best Available Technology requirement (BAT). Based on these findings, the department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed construction.

Similar proposed findings have been made for the Pine Hill Energy project, involving the construction of five 6,023 bhp (4.4 MW) 4 stroke, lean burn Jenbacher J624 GS natural gas-fired engine/generator sets, each equipped with both catalytic oxidation and SCR, at the proposed generating station located in Union Township, Tioga County. The facility will also include one 0.64 MMBtu/hour natural gas-fired natural gas line heater; three storage tanks ranging in size from 2,600 gallons to 6,000 gallons; and one desiccant dehydration system.

The address given in the notices is for IMG Midstream, which says about itself on its website: “IMG Midstream owns and operates small-scale natural gas generation projects. The Company manages and performs all activities required to bring its projects from conception through completion, including construction, start-up and operation. Our team members have more than 60 years of collective experience in design and engineering, electric transmission, fuel supply, operations, and asset management. IMG Midstream is currently focused on projects in the Northeast United States, with a focus on the PJM and NYISO market areas. Backed by Bregal Energy, one of the world’s leading private investors in energy and enabling technologies, IMG Midstream is one of the most creative development companies in the energy sector.”

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