Milan Energy re-permits Pennsylvania power plant with a new type of engine

Milan Energy LLC is seeking an air permit for the construction of three 9,708 bhp (7.2 MW) 4 stroke, lean burn Rolls Royce Bergen B-35:40-V16AG-2 natural gas-fired engine/generator sets in Bradford County, said the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in a notice published in the Sept. 26 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Each unit is to be equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) controls. The facility will also include: one 0.64 MMBtu/hour natural gas-fired natural gas line heater; three storage tanks ranging in size from 2,600 gallons to 6,000 gallons; and one desiccant dehydration system.

In October 2014, the department issued a Plan Approval for sources at this power station. In that application, five 6,023 bhp Jenbacher natural gas-fired engine/generator sets were approved. These engines were never constructed. The Rolls Royce Bergen engines proposed in this new application will take the place of the originally-proposed Jenbacher engines, the DEP noted.

The DEP’s review of the information submitted by Milan Energy indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements, including monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.

In other recent news for this project:

  • PJM Interconnection filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 21 an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Milan Energy LLC and transmission owner Pennsylvania Electric. Under the ISA, by Nov. 1, 2016, Milan Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. Project contact information in that filing is: Milan Energy LLC c/o IMG Development, 6051 Wallace Road Ext, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090, Attn: Ken Foladare.
  • Milan Energy LLC filed on May 18 with FERC a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator related to its 22-MW power project. That notice said the project is expected to commence commercial operations in February 2016.
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