Utah agency permits repowering of Provo Power Plant

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is taking comment until July 25 on its intent to issue an air permit covering the repowering of the Provo Power Plant of the Utah Municipal Power Agency.

The existing facility, consisting of four dual-fuel, internal combustion engines, has been shut down and the equipment permanently removed from service, the department noted. A new facility, consisting of five new 2,457 kW natural gas-fired engines and one natural gas-fired backup generator, will be constructed and installed just to the southeast of the previous power plant building.

In addition to being fired exclusively on natural gas, the new engines will employ a combination of selective catalytic reduction and oxidation catalysts to control air emissions.

The project will use five Caterpillar Gas Generator Sets G3520H natural gas-fired IC engine-generators, each with a 53-foot stack (as measured from the ground). 

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