Service: Environmental Permitting
Client: Specialty Power Plant Developer
Client Objective: Secure air permits from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a proposed simple cycle, gas-fired peaking plant (New Source Review process)
Engagement Description: E3 Consulting was retained by the developer to help it secure air permits to construct a simple cycle, gas-fired peaking plant after the developer's proposal was selected by a utility in a competitive bidding process. Permitting was complicated by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that authorized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate CO2 emissions. The developer's project was the first to undergo New Source Review after the Court's CO2 ruling.
Client Result: The developer utilized E3 Consulting's eloquent defense of the use of simple cycle, gas-fired plants as peaking resources to help it secure the air permit and advance the project.