EPA green lights Lufkin plant
POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:36am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:57am
Fifty permanent jobs to be created
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — A $443.8 million project for a new power plant in Lufkin received the green light from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The EPA issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit on Friday.
The Pinecrest Energy Center will be a new natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating plant. Upon completion, the plant 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.
The plant will also create 50 new permanent jobs. Pinecrest will generate 637-735 megawatts.
The facility will be located at 1002 East Park Avenue (Figure 1), according to an EPA application.