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Plans cancelled for 1,000-megawatt gas-fired Pennsylvania plant

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Robinson Power Co. LLC, an independent power producer in Pennsylvania, will not move forward with plans to develop its gas-fired 1,000-MW Beech Hollow CC Plant.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Robinson submitted a request on Sept. 29 to terminate any permits associated with the Beech Hollow project, and the department granted the request on the same day.

According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, the plant had been slated for operation in 2025. Had that been achieved, it would have been among more than 20,000 MW of new gas-fired generation capacity expected to come into service in the PJM Interconnection region between 2021 and 2026.

The DEP granted an air permit for the project in 2017 and a modified permit in 2021 after Robinson made design changes, according to a report by Pittsburgh news station WESA. Several environmental groups opposed the permits granted to the project citing concerns related to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Two of those groups, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Clean Air Council, submitted a letter of petition to the DEP asking to terminate the permit.

[Marvin Richards Jr.]

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