IMG gets final air permits on four gas-fired power projects in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in notices published in the Jan. 30 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has issued final air permits for four small gas-fired power projects.

They are:

  • Litchfield Energy LLC (company address 6051 Wallace Road Extension, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090), issued on Jan. 12, 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 (SCR), at the proposed power station located in Litchfield Township, Bradford County. 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.
  • Mill Creek Energy LLC (same address as above), issued on Jan. 12, 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 SCR, at the proposed power station located in Granville Township, Bradford County. 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.
  • Wolf Run Energy LLC (same address as above), issued on Jan. 13, 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 SCR, at a proposed plant located in Wilmot Township, Bradford County. 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.
  • Niles Valley Energy LLC (same address as above), issued on Jan. 13, 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 SCR, at the proposed generating station in Charleston Township, Tioga County. 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.

The address for those companies is for IMG Midstream LLC, 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.”

At the end of 2015, power plant developer IMG Development LLC and Rolls-Royce signed a long-term strategic agreement for the supply of Rolls-Royce medium-speed gensets for a minimum of five plants extending into 2020. The first part of the agreement involves the delivery of six B35:40 gas generating sets designed for two new power plants in Pennsylvania that will be operated by affiliates of IMG Midstream, said Rolls-Royce Power Systems in a Jan. 27 statement. The two companies also signed a long-term service agreement for the systems at the two plants. The power plants will feed up to 40 MW of electric power into the local grid.

Bergen Engines is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Three gensets, each of which will produce 7,010 kW, are to be installed in each power plant. The gensets are based on the medium-speed 16-cylinder B35:40 gas engine from Bergen Engines.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.