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Sumas Energy 2

  1. Name of the facility:
      Sumas Energy 2

  2. Location:
      City of Sumas, Whatcom County, Washington, USA

  3. Distance from the US/Canada border:
      0.5 miles

  4. Type/size of the facility:
      National Energy Systems Company proposes to construct a 660 MW natural gas fired combined cycle power plant.

  5. Source of emissions:
      Two combustion turbines

  6. Type of fuel:
      Primary - natural gas

  7. Type/quantity of emissions:
  8. Emission control technology:

    The two new turbines' maximum permitted potential to emit (8760 hours / yr) considering controls:

    Pollutant Emissions
    (tons / yr)
    Emission Control Technology
    PM10 209 Good combustion practices & pipeline natural gas
    SO2 69 Good combustion practices & pipeline natural gas
    NOx 144.5 Dry low NOx burners & SCR
    VOC 153 Good combustion practices, pipeline natural gas & oxidation catalyst
    CO 88 Oxidation catalyst
    H2 SO4 14.3 Good combustion practices & pipeline natural gas
    NH3 139 SCR with ammonia slip limit of 5 ppm.

  9. Date permit application received:
      June 29, 2001. Public comment period September 28, 2001 to November 1, 2001.

  10. Stack height and diameter:
      Stack 1:
      Height: height: 125 feet
      Diameter: 20.5 feet

      Stack 2:
      Height: 125 feet
      Diameter: 20.5 feet

  11. Permit agency's contact name, address, telephone number:
      State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
      Attn: Irina Makarow
      P.O. Box 43172
      Olympia, WA 98504-3172

      Phone: 360.956.2047

      For additional information, please see http://www.efsec.wa.gov/sumas2.html



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