NTE Texas seeks air permit for Pecan Creek power project

NTE Texas LLC has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Air Quality Permit Number 132827, which would authorize construction of the Pecan Creek Energy Center near Blackwell in Nolan County, Texas.

The site will be south of the Enterprise Energy Transfer Compressor Station, said the TCEQ in a May 29 public notice posted to its website on June 2. The notice, which said the application is now technically complete and ready for review, didn’t give details on the project itself. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on May 26.

The company contact given in the notice is: NTE Texas LLC, 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 302, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-4465, David Groleau, Project Developer, 904-687-1857.

The NTE Texas parent company is NTE Energy, which says about itself on its website: “NTE Energy focuses on the development and acquisition of strategically located electric generation and transmission facilities within North America. The team executes all aspects of project development, from initial market and site evaluations and permitting to financing, construction and operation. NTE Energy is actively developing three projects located in Southwest Ohio, West Texas and North Carolina as well as pursuing early-stage opportunities in several other locations.”

Said NTE’s project website for the $200 million Pecan Creek project: “NTE Energy is developing and plans to construct, own and operate a 200-300 MW natural gas electric generating peaking facility in Nolan County, Texas. The Pecan Creek Energy Center will utilize a Mitsubishi combustion turbine in simple cycle configuration. This highly efficient design and advanced technology provides up to 270 MW in 10 minutes and will be supplied by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA). This next-generation electric generating technology, fueled by clean burning natural gas, will operate as a peaking generation facility, providing quick start ups and efficient power for ERCOT.”

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