The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on Oct. 26 on an air permit for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Lackawanna County.
The hearing will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Valley View High School in Archbald in eastern Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy is reporting.
Archbald Energy Partners wants to build a 485-megawatt plant in Archbald to burn natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to generate electricity.
The company applied for an air permit last February. That application is under review.
The plant would create 300 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs when the plant is done.
Operations could begin in 2019.
The company is a partnership between Texas-based EmberClear and New Jersey-based DCO Energy.
It would be the second gas-fired power plant in Lackawanna County. Invenergy is building a 1,480-megawatt about 1.5 miles away in Jessup.
That $1.2 billion plant could begin operations in late 2018.
I have not been keeping track, but there are already three or four NatGas power plants in PA. With PSE&G closing its coal burning plants in New Jersey, it’s going to need to energy from somewhere. What better place than a NatGas power plant in PA which will give PSE&G’s customers low energy costs.
It will be interesting to see if any NatGas power plants will be built in New Jersey. I don’t think so.