Delmar Energy nears air permit for gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice published in the Nov. 21 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to issue an air permit approval to Delmar Energy LLC 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 at a site in Stevens Township, Bradford County.

Each engine will be equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction. 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.

Said the notice: “The Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) review of the information submitted by Delmar Energy, LLC indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements, including monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, and pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants including the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, 40 CFR Sections 63.6580—63.6675, the Standards of Performance for Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines, 40 CFR Sections 60.4230—60.4248, the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, 40 CFR Part 98, 25 Pa. Code Chapter 123 and the best available technology requirement (BAT) of 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.1 and 127.12. Based on this finding, the Department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed construction.”

The company’s address as listed in the DEP notice is 6051 Wallace Road Extension, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090. That is the address for IMG Midstream, which says about itself on its website: “Currently focusing on projects in the Northeast United States in the PJM and NYISO market areas, IMG Midstream develops, constructs, and operates environmentally friendly, distributed power generation projects in targeted U.S. markets. Using locally produced natural gas that would otherwise be exported from the region, IMG creates electricity that is placed into the regional grid and used locally.”

The DEP said in a separate notice that on Nov. 4 it issued a final air permit for Alpaca Energy LLC, which is also located at the same office address as IMG Midstream, that allows the company to construct three 9,708 bhp (7.2 MWs) 4 stroke, lean burn Rolls Royce Bergen B-35:40-V16AG-2 natural gas-fired engine/generator sets, each equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction, at a proposed power station in Canton Township, Bradford County.

This 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.

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