Erie Power to reactivate two 35-MW units at plant in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the Oct. 1 Pennsylvania Bulletin that Erie Power LLC is permitting the reactivation of two 35-MW natural gas-fired combustion turbines at its facility in North East Township, Erie County.

Said the department: “Notice is hereby given pursuant to 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.44(b) and 127.424(b), that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) intends to issue Plan Approval 25-923A to Erie Power, LLC for the two (2) 35 MW natural gas-fired combustion turbines at the company’s facility located at 10915 Ackerman Lane, North East Township, Erie County. The facility currently has a Title V permit No. 25-00923. The Plan Approval will subsequently be incorporated into the Title V Operating Permit through an administrative amendment in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.450.

“The subject plan approval is for the reactivation of the two (2) existing 35 MW natural gas-fired combustion turbines at the facility (Source ID’s 001 & 002). The subject sources were deactivated in October 2010. Therefore, in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.11a(b), the permittee must both comply with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code § 127.11a(a), and demonstrate BAT for the subject source(s). Proposed BAT for the combustion turbines will consist of steam injection and good combustion practices for control of NOx, use of oxidation catalyst and good combustion practices for control of CO and VOC, and use of low sulfur fuels and good combustion practices for control of PM and SO2.”

Company contact information in the DEP notice is: Erie Power LLC, 131 Varick St., Suite 1006, New York, NY 10013.

Erie Power LLC, with that same contact information, applied in March 2015 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for market-based rate authority. It said it had bought in 2014 the 88.2-MW (82 MW nameplate) North East Cogeneration Plant in Erie, Pa., which had been shut since 2010.

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