Bayonne Energy Center permits two new 66-MW dual-fuel turbines

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment until July 9 on its intent to approve an air pollution control Operating Permit Significant Modification for the Bayonne Energy Center, located at 401 Hook Road in Bayonne, Hudson County.

Bayonne Energy Center is owned and operated by Bayonne Energy Center LLC. This significant permit modification is for the proposed construction and operation of two additional 66-MW each Siemens/Rolls Royce Trent 60 WLE simple-cycle combustion turbine generators (CTGs).

The proposed CTGs will be dual-fueled fired with natural gas as the primary fuel and ultra low-sulfur distillate oil (ULSD) with a sulfur content of less than or equal to 15 ppm by weight as back-up fuel. ULSD operation will be limited to no more than 720 hours per year per CTG. Each CTG will have an annual capacity factor limited to no greater than 39.87% of its design capacity while firing natural gas.

Each of the CTGs will be equipped with water injection and selective catalytic reduction system to control NOx emissions and oxidation catalyst to control carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. The CTGs will have continuous emissions monitoring systems for NOx and CO.

The draft permit shows the plant currently consists of eight simple cycle gas turbines installed in 2011.

A plant contact listed in the draft permit is: Ethos Energy Group, Kevin Barnard, Director, Environmental Compliance, (713) 812-2360,, 2800 N Loop W Fwy, Suite 116, Houston, TX 77092.

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