Emissions, New Projects

EPA issues GHG permit for natural gas-fired power plant in Texas

Halyard Energy Ventures Secures Final Permit for 400-MW Peaker in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Apex Matagorda Energy Center LLC in order to build a 317-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

The power plant will use energy from stored compressed high pressure air and supplement it with natural gas fired combustion turbines to produce electricity during off-peak hours. The facility also aims to enhance the performance of renewable and conventional fossil fuel generation.

EPA has finalized over 32 GHG permits in Texas, proposed an additional 11 permits, and currently has over 30 additional GHG permit applications under development in Texas.