Ohio EPA issues air permit for landfill-gas power project in Georgetown

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 28 issued a final air permit-to-install to Bio-Energy (Ohio) to build a landfill gas power station at the Rumpke Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio.

The permit covers installation of three Caterpillar G3520C Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines to produce electricity from landfill gas. The facility address as listed in the permit is: 9427 Beyers Road, Georgetown, Brown County.

A project contact listed in the permit is: Dennis Bollinger, Brown County Landfill Gas Power Station, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 115, Nashville, TN 37203.

Notable is that Bio Energy (Ohio III) LLC applied June 1 at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a renewable energy designation for a 4.8-MW landfill gas-fired plant to be on-service as of March 1, 2017. That project address is also 9427 Beyers Road. The plant will be made up of three CAT 3520 reciprocating engines with a capacity of 1.6 MW apiece. The project has been approved for interconnection into the PJM Interconnection grid through “Duke Energy,” said the filing, which is an apparent reference to Duke Energy Ohio. Power from the facility will be sold to American Municipal Power through a long-term power purchase agreement.

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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.