Russell City permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board denied all remaining appeals against a federal air permit to build Calpine Corp.’s 600 MW Russell City Energy Center in Hayward, Calif. The plant is expected to begin commercial operations by 2013.

The air permit was issued in February by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and the natural gas-fired power plant received its Notice to Proceed from the California Energy Commission in August.

The BAAQMD considered significant public input from community and environmental groups before issuing Russell City's Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit (PSD), the first of its kind to impose limits on a power plant's emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). Calpine agreed to include the limits more than a year before such limits will be required by the EPA beginning in January 2011.

The Russell City plant will use advanced emissions control technology to produce 50 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the most advanced coal-fired plants and 25 percent fewer than the standard set by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Pacific Gas & Electric will purchase the full output of electricity from Russell City and will supply natural gas to the plant under an amended power purchase agreement approved by the CPUC in September.

Read more new natural gas-fired projects news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World announce Projects of the Year!

Editors from Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering reviewed each nominee and selected the four winners based on the technology that was employed as well as the projects’ impact on the industry at large and on the communities in which they were installed.

Calpine acquires Fore River Energy Center for $530M from Exelon

Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) has completed the acquisition of the 809-MW Fore River Energy Center, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in North Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News

S. Africa court dismisses Westinghouse nuclear generator replacement dispute

A South African court dismissed a filing from Westinghouse Electric Co. asking to reopen bidd...

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety...

Caterpillar's C280 Genset enters China offshore market

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will supply six of its Cat C280-16 offshore generator sets (gensets...

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever...

Report: Global wind power installations increased by 42% in 2014

Global wind power installations grew 42 percent year-over-year, according to a new report con...

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that wo...

Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn

Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the...

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Industry Wire News

Earthstone Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Earthstone Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Chicago's Lakeshore Recycling Systems Helps Change a Life on March 27 Airing of the Steve Harvey Show

Chicago's Lakeshore Recycling Systems Helps Change a Life on March 27 Airing of the Ste...

East West Petroleum Corp.'s CEO David Sidoo Interviewed by The Energy Report

East West Petroleum Corp.'s CEO David Sidoo Interviewed by The Energy Report

Perma-Fix Schedules Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Perma-Fix Schedules Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Murray Energy's Controlling Interest of Foresight Creates U.S. Coal Mining Giant, an Industrial Info News Alert

Murray Energy's Controlling Interest of Foresight Creates U.S. Coal Mining Giant, an In...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>