NTE Texas nears air permit for gas-fired Pecan Creek power project

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a Sept. 1 notice, posted to its website on Sept. 4, that it intends to approve an NTE Texas LLC application for an Air Quality Permit authorizing construction of the Pecan Creek Energy Center located near Blackwell in Nolan County, Texas.

The site will be south of the Enterprise Energy Transfer Compressor Station. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on May 26. The commission’s executive director has completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The executive director has made a preliminary decision to issue the permit because it meets all rules and regulations. Details of the project weren’t included in the notice.

The notice gave this company contact: NTE Texas LLC, Bernard Pastorik PE, Manager Engineering and Construction, (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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