Emissions, Gas, Policy & Regulations

Permit approved for Texas combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant

Permit approved for Texas combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant Pinecrest Energy Center EPA GHG PSD construction permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration construction permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Once completed, the $443.8 million Pinecrest Energy Center in Texas will have two natural gas-fired combined-cycle turbines, two natural gas-fired duct burner systems with heat recovery steam generators, a firewater pump engine, emergency generator and an auxiliary boiler.

EPA has finalized 45 GHG permits in Texas and has an additional 14 GHG permit applications under review and development in the state. Another seven permits have been proposed.