Dominion’s coal-fired plant to advance

first_imgDominion had asked that its plant release 3,300 tons of sulfur dioxide emissions and 49.5 pounds of mercury per year. The board’s decision limits sulfur dioxide emissions to 603 tons per year and mercury emissions to 4.65 pounds per year. Twitter By chloecox – Linkedin New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions The board’s decision also requires Dominion to fuel the plant with 5 percent biomass after three years of operation. It would be required to increase by a percentage point each year until 10 percent of the plant is fueled by biomass products. The board’s decision also requires Dominion to switch its 270 MW Bremo Bluff Power Station from coal to natural gas. Facebook EmissionsAir Pollution Control Equipment ServicesCoal 6.26.2008 Dominion said work would begin on the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, with completion expected by 2012. The power plant will burn coal, plant matter and “gob.” Last July the company estimated the power plant would cost $1.6 billion to build, or $2,735/kW. This week the company said it would cost $1.8 billion, or $3,364/kW to build. 26 June 2008 — The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted unanimously to grant air-pollution permits to Dominion’s proposed 585 MW plant near St. Paul, Va. Approval by the five-member board cleared the last major bureaucratic hurdle for the plant. The proposal for the plant was approved earlier this year by Virginia utility regulators. Previous articleUK proposals boost prospects for renewable energyNext articleNRG Energy, UI win 200 MW gas-fired peaker contract chloecox No posts to display Linkedin Dominion’s coal-fired plant to advance RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables TAGSDominion Twitter Facebooklast_img

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