IMG nears permit for another gas-fired power project in Pennsylvania

Bayles Energy LLC is nearing an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that would allow the construction and initial temporary operation of three 9,708 bhp (7.2 MWs) 4 stroke lean burn Rolls Royce Bergen B-35:40V16AG2 natural gas-fired engine/generator sets.

Each set would be equipped with both catalytic oxidation and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for emissions control. This generating station would be located in Greene Township, Greene County, Pa. This facility will also include one 0.64 MMBtu/hour natural gas-fired natural gas line heater, four storage tanks ranging in size from 1,000 gallons to 5,236 gallons and one desiccant dehydration system, said the DEP in a notice to approve the permit published in the Aug. 20 Pennsylvania Bulletin.

All comments on this proposed approval must be received prior to the close of business 30 days after the date of this publication.

The Bayles Energy address is: North Shore Place I, 358 North Shore Dr., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

That is the office address for IMG Midstream, which says on its website: “IMG Midstream develops, owns and operates distributed power generation plants in the Northeastern U.S. By using locally produced natural gas to generate electricity for the region, IMG is working with local producers to reinvest in the community and provide family-sustaining jobs for the region.” Bayles Energy is listed as an IMG project on the website.

IMG announced June 21 that it had completed its second distributed generation plant, Beaver Dam. Beaver Dam, located in Bradford County, Pa., began operations in May and has the ability to provide 20 MW of capacity and energy to the PJM Intercconnection market.

“We are excited to complete our second project and to begin using locally produced gas to generate power for sale into the market,” said Ron Kiecana, CEO for IMG Midstream. “The project was constructed on schedule and within budget with the help and support from our local contractors, suppliers and the Bradford County community. The project design is the same as our first project and will offer the same level of operational flexibility and resiliency that we feel is needed to address the fast changing electric market needs.”

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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.