Tenaska gets air permit approval for Westmoreland gas project in Pennsylvania

Tenaska Pennsylvania Partners LLC on April 1 got an air permit approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction and temporary operation of a 930-1,065 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired facility known as the Westmoreland Generating Station in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.

The DEP said in a brief notice in the April 11 Pennsylvania Bulletin that emissions sources associated with these projects include two combined-cycle combustion turbines serving a single steam turbine generator, heat recovery steam generators, auxiliary boiler, and associated equipment.

Said the project website: “Tenaska is developing a site in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, to build a clean-burning natural gas-fueled electric generating station with a stated capacity of 950 megawatts (MW) of electricity. … Construction start targeted for 2015; commercial operation targeted for 2018. … An existing regional natural gas pipeline near the site would deliver clean-burning natural gas to the facility. A short delivery pipeline would be constructed. .. The facility would connect via a short transmission line to the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization, which coordinates movement of power in all or parts of 13 regional states, including Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.”

Tenaska is an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, that develops, constructs, owns and operates non-utility electric generating plants. It manages operations for approximately 11,000 MW of power generation.

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