Tampa Electric accounts for sale of retired Phillips power plant

Tampa Electric filed an Oct. 14 notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about some accounting matters related to the April 15 sale of the retired Phillips power plant to Southern Salvage Inc.

That sale, which came after completion of plant decommissioning, included plant equipment and land, the utility noted.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection in April 2014 issued the plant’s latest Title V air permit renewal. It said in that renewed permit that at that point, the J.H. Phillips Station was in long-term reserve shutdown status and had been in long-term reserve shutdown status since September 2009. This facility consists of two 19.58-MW slow speed diesel engine generators, a 10.46 MMBtu/hour auxiliary steam boiler, and a 600 kW (860 HP) emergency diesel generating unit. Each of the two slow speed diesel engines has a heat recovery steam generator which powers a common steam turbine generator with a rating of 3.6 MW.

These units are existing compression ignition (CI) stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE). These units have a maximum heat input rate of 172 MMBtu/hr. The units use No. 6 fuel oil with a sulfur content less than or equal to 2.5% sulfur by weight.

The J.H. Phillips Station is located at 7301 Haywood Taylor Boulevard, Sebring, in Highlands County, Florida.

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