National Grid seeks emissions credits related to retired Glenwood plant units

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is taking comment until Dec. 18 on a tentative decision related to the recent retirement of two units at the Glenwood Combustion Turbine Facility.

National Grid Generation LLC is seeking this approval. “The Department has made a tentative decision to approve the application to establish Emission Reduction Credits (ERC’s) as a result of the shutdown and demolition of two 100 MW steam-electric boilers at the Glenwood Combustion Turbine facility, Shore Road, Glenwood Landing,” said a Nov. 18 public notice. “The facility’s Title V permit was previously modified on 1/13/15 to remove the two boilers, and no further modification of that permit is required to establish the ERCs. This facility now consists of two 50 MWe General Electric Frame 7C combustion turbines.”

The notice added: “The emission reductions were based on the highest 24 month average from the 5 years preceding the shutdown. This 24 month period was representative of normal facility operations and can be accepted as the baseline period. The applicant has requested 112.64 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 9.42 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC), and 1.04 tons of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), and the Department has approved 112.64 tons of (NOx), 9.42 tons of (VOC), and 1.04 tons of (SO2).”

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