In its project update, the company also noted that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 7 published a proposed rule revising the “appropriate and necessary” finding regarding the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, concluding that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollution emissions from power plants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.
According to the Feb. 26 statement, the next step in the application process is a determination by the RCA that the application is complete, following which there is a six-month review period prescribed for the commission’s decision.
The project would not generate any new electricity, but would store electricity drawn from the grid and generated by other facilities, Ravenswood said, adding that stored energy would then be released to the grid in accordance with dispatch orders of the New York ISO and Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
The OPSB said that it notes that selection of the preferred route benefits the public interest as it requires less tree clearing and creates fewer impacts to residential lands as compared to the preferred route.
The Ohio Power Siting Board on Feb. 21 said that the project will improve local service for customers, decrease power interruptions, improve resiliency of the system, and speed recovery of local service when outages do occur.