Integral Power plans small waste heat power project at Louisiana chemical plant

Integral Power LLC on Sept. 17 asked the Louisiana Public Service Commission for reservation of capacity on an expedited basis for the Standard Offer Tariff Option for New Renewable Resources for a 4-MW waste heat recovery project.

Integral Power is working with the Chemours LLC chemical production facility located in Burnside, Louisiana, on the development of a new project which would generate 4 MW of renewable power. Integral Power is a developer of industrial heat recovery projects and would fund, construct and operate the project. This project will include the installation of a new steam turbine generator and associated minor components to convert waste heat to electricity.

The Chemours facility is one of many assets that was conveyed to Chemours LLC as part of the recent spinoff of DuPont’s Performance Chemicals Division. Chemours LLC now owns and operates the Burnside chemical production facility. The Chemours Burnside facility typically operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and produces a regular and substantial source of waste heat energy that is not utilized by the facility. Chemours will supply the heat to the project which would otherwise be lost (not utilized by the Chemours Burnside facility).

This 4 MW of new renewable power would be eligible for the Entergy Louisiana LLC Schedule REP. The project will provide steady power output relative to other renewable sources such as wind and solar, while also producing electricity without creating new air emissions.

Integral Power said it submitted an application for the project to Entergy earlier this year, which was acknowledged by Entergy in March. Integral Power has already begun engineering and of the project and plans to have the project online in 2017.

A company contact is: Ted Boriack, Managing Director of Integral Power LLC, P.O. Box 41747, Houston, Texas 77241, phone: 361-443-2547, tboriack@integralpower.com.

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