FGE Eagle Pines seeks air permits for Texas power project

FGE Eagle Pines LLC applied March 27 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for air permits on a new power plant in Cherokee County, Texas.

The TCEQ in an April 1 notice didn’t give much in the way of details about this project. The application was for issuance of State Air Quality Permit Number 131316, issuance of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Quality Permit Number PSDTX1454, and issuance of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Air Quality Permit Number GHGPSDTX133, which would authorize construction of the FGE Eagle Pines Electric Station located near New Summerfield in Cherokee County.

The project contact information listed in the TCEQ notice is: FGE Eagle Pines LLC, 21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300, The Woodlands, Texas 77380-3099, Emerson G. Farrell, CEO and President, (281) 407-7749.

That is contact information for FGE Power, which says about itself on its website: “At FGE Power, we create value by developing clean and renewable power generation (wind, solar, hydro, and natural gas), green biofuels and bio-gases, and sustainable infrastructure for a more efficient use of natural resources.” The two projects listed on its website are the FGE Texas I (747 MW) and FGE Texas II (747 MW) gas-fired projects in Mitchell County, Texas.

Said the website about Farrell: “Emerson Farrell is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of FGE through the management of strategic partnerships, long-term financial planning, selection of projects and oversight of project financial planning and execution.”

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