The Project will be designed, constructed, and operated in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Potential environmental effects of the Project will be mitigated through the use of state-of-the-art emissions control technologies.
The Project will use coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, which is known for its inherent low sulfur content.
Best Available Control Technology
The Project will utilize the best available control technology (BACT) to reduce the air emissions that would otherwise occur to levels that ensure that nearby ambient air will be well within the standards set by federal and state regulations. BACT for this coal-fired power plant includes:
- Selective Catalytic Reactor (SCR) for control of nitrogen oxides
- Dry lime flue gas desulfurization (FGD) for control of sulfur dioxide
- Fabric filter baghouse to remove 99.9 percent of particulate matter and fabric filter dust collectors on all material handling systems
The air emissions from the Project will, like those from the existing unit, reflect technology solutions that will minimize the emission of criteria pollutants. These emissions represent only a small fraction of the air emissions from a typical coal-based power plant constructed just three decades ago.