Gateway Cogeneration nears permit for 128-MW project in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the Dec. 10 Pennsylvania Buletin that it intends to issue an air permit to Gateway Cogeneration 1 LLC for the construction of a 128-MW power station.

This station would consist of: two dual-fuel Rolls Royce model Trent 60 WLE combustion turbines each rated 593 MMBtu/hr (natural gas) and 582 MMBtu/hr (diesel fuel) equipped with selective reduction catalysts (SCR) and oxidation catalysts; one 600 brake-horsepower diesel-fired Caterpillar model C18 emergency fire pump engine; one 1,006 brake-horsepower diesel-fired Caterpillar model C27 emergency generator; one 115,000-gallon diesel fuel tank (for combustion turbines); one 300-gallon diesel fuel tank (shared by the fire pump engine and generator); one 9,000 gallon ammonia tank (for SCR units); and one mechanical-draft cooling tower.

The proposed Gateway Bradford Plant would be located in Towanda Township, Bradford County. The facility will also include a 10.46 MMBtu/hr natural-gas fired Clayton Steam Generators model EG254-FMB combustion unit equipped with a low-nitrogen oxide burner.

The department said its review of the information submitted by Gateway Cogeneration indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements, including monitoring, testing, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, and pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants. Based on this finding, the department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed construction.

The DEP says the company contact address is: 6219 Squires Court Spring, Texas 77389.

Gateway Cogeneration 1 has proposed a natural gas-fired facility in Bradford County, Pa., said PJM Interconnection in a study on the project dated November 2015. The proposed in-service date for this project as of that point was in December 2017. This 2015 study did not imply a Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) commitment to this in-service date. This project, under PJM queue #AA1-144, would interconnect with the Penelec system along the East Towanda-Grover 230-kV line.

The intent of this System Impact Study was to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by Gateway Cogeneration 1. The project entered the queue in October 2014.

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