Pennsylvania DEP to hold meeting on 950-MW Renovo Energy Center project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public information meeting on Oct. 5 to discuss all environmental approvals required for a natural gas-fired power plant proposed by Renovo Energy Center LLC in Renovo Borough.

The meeting will be held at the Western Clinton County Recreation Authority building, 222 St. Clair Avenue, Renovo. Representatives of Renovo Energy and its engineering firm also will make a presentation regarding the 950-MW plant.

“The department will explain our review process for all the permits required for this project, as well as the status of the ongoing remediation at the property,” DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl said in a Sept. 21 statement. The project site is an old railyard.

The Pennsylvania DEP said last year that it had gotten an August 2015 application from Renovo Energy Center LLC out of Frederick, Maryland, for an air permit on the 950-MW Renovo Energy Center. This would be a combined cycle power plant to be located in the Borough of Renovo in Clinton County, Pa.

A March 17 article about the project in a local newspaper, The Express, said that Renovo Energy Center is backed by Bechtel Development.

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