Pennsylvania DEP to approve permit for revamped Pine Hill power project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the July 16 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to approve an air permit for Pine Hill Energy LLC for the construction of 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 set would be equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction. The proposed generating station would be located in Union 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.

In May 2015, the department issued Plan Approval 59-00031A for sources at this electric generating station. In that application, five 6,023 bhp Jenbacher natural gas-fired engine/generator sets were approved. These engines were never constructed. The Rolls Royce Bergen engines proposed in this application will take the place of the originally-proposed Jenbacher engines.

The company address is: N. Shore Place I, 358 N. Shore Dr., Ste. 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

In the same Pennsylvania Bulletin, the department said it has just approved an air permit for Anchor Energy LLC (N. Shore Place I, 358 N. Shore Dr., Ste. 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) 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 electric generating station located in Hebron Township, Potter 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; various fugitive emissions. If the department determines that the sources are constructed and operated in compliance with the plan approval conditions and the specifications of the application for Plan Approval 53-00019A, the applicant will subsequently apply for a State Only Operating Permit in accordance with 25 Pa. Code Subchapter F.

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