Rutgers University permits changes at its on-campus heating plant

The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be taking public comment until June 25 on its intent to approve an air pollution control Operating Permit Significant Modification for NJ Rutgers University and its on-campus facilities in Newark, N.J.

The facility’s current operating permit was approved in December 2013. This air permit modification now up for comment would allow the following changes to the facility’s approved operating permit:

  • Addition of two emergency generators (one 3.54 MMBTU/hr and one 4.06 MMBTU/hr) firing natural gas;
  • Addition of four boilers (each 2 MMBTU/hr) firing natural gas; and
  • Removal of two boilers (each 4.2 MMBTU/hr) firing natural gas.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.