Pennsylvania agency sets air permit hearing on 485-MW Archbald project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Oct. 5 that it will host an Oct. 26 public hearing regarding Archbald Energy Partners LLC’s application for an air quality plan approval to operate and construct a 485-MW natural gas-fired plant in Archbald, Lackawanna County.

At the hearing in Archbald, representatives from DEP and Archbald Energy Partners will accept testimony from residents regarding the application. Archbald Energy Partners first applied for an air quality plan approval in February 2016. The plan approval application is currently under review. The public comment period for the air quality plan application ends on Nov. 14.

This combined-cycle plant would consist of a combustion gas turbine (CT) and a steam turbine (ST) with duct burners in the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), one diesel-fired emergency generator, one diesel-fired fire water pump, an air-cooled condenser, and one aqueous ammonia storage tank.

It will have a General Electric model 7HA.02 or equivalent natural-gas-fired combustion turbine. The HRSG will be equipped with natural-gas-fired duct burner (DB). The facility will be capable of producing approximately 485 MW (nominal). The maximum heat input rating of the CT is 3,269 MMBTUs/hr. The DB will have a maximum heat input rating of 111 MMBTUs/hr.

The company proposes to control the nitrogen oxides emissions using a dry low-NOx (DLN) combustor and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). To control the carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions, the company proposes to utilize combustion controls and oxidation catalysts.

The company address is: Archbald Energy Partners LLC, 72 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, PA 18507.

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