New Castle News

April 2, 2013

DEP sets hearing for electrical plant

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a public hearing Wednesday for plans of Hickory Run Energy.

The firm is planning to build a natural gas-powered electricity generating plant in North Beaver Township.

The hearing will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the North Beaver Township municipal building.

Hickory Run Energy, a division of LS Power, proposes to build the electric facility that will generate up to 900 megawatts of power. The plant, to be located off Route 551 on the former American Cyanamid property, will use two combustion turbine generators with duct burners and two heat recovery steam generators.

The department intends to issue a plan approval for the construction and will submit the approval to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Those wanting to present testimony had to register with DEP last week. Oral testimony will be limited to five minutes.