Freeport Gives Site Plan Review Approval for Proposed Power Plant 2 Electric Generation Project: Site Plan Review Board Approval is Key Milestone for Village & PPL Global Projects
(Freeport, New York, September 27, 2002) - At its hearing last evening, the Village Site Plan Review Board approved the applications of the Freeport Electric Department and PPL Global in connection with the Freeport Power Plant 2 Electric Generating Projects.
"We are pleased that the Site Plan Review Board has approved the Power Plant 2 Generation Projects applications. This milestone is significant in moving the project forward towards construction" stated Hubert Bianco, Superintendent of Electric Utilities. "The combined hearing for the two projects ensured that the Site Plan Review Board had the opportunity to consider the Freeport Electric and PPL Global projects at Power Plant 2 in a consolidated and coordinated manner before making its determination and granting the site plan approval."
The applications considered by the Site Plan Review Board were filed separately by the Village Electric Department and PPL Global for each of their 44 MW generator projects and ancillary facilities at the Power Plant 2 site. The Village proposes to construct a state-of-the-art 44 MW (simple cycle dual fuel LM-6000 generating facility) facility consisting of separate electrical control building and control panel, separate 180-foot stack, separate step‑up transformers, separate emissions monitoring station, separate Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) facility, separate auxiliary skid, separate gas metering station, separate gas compressor, separate maintenance pad, separate water injection skid and separate ammonia delivery system and an estimated 42-foot high noise abatement wall.
Located on a separate site within the Freeport Electric Power Plant 2 property, PPL Global proposes to construct and operate a 44MW simple cycle dual fuel generating facility. The PPL facility will be an LM6000 generation station having a separate electrical control building and control panel, a separate 180-foot stack, separate step-up transformer, separate emissions monitoring station, separate SCR facility, separate auxiliary skid, separate gas metering station, separate gas compressor, separate maintenance pad, separate water injection skid and separate ammonia delivery system. The estimated 42-foot high noise abatement wall to be constructed by the Village will also serve to abate noise from the PPL unit.
The Village Board previously considered an Environmental Assessment Report prepared by TRC Solutions and submitted to the Village on June 5, and adopted a Negative Declaration on June 25 which determined that an Environmental Impact Statement was not required.
Environmental permit applications to permit construction have been filed with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for these projects and are undergoing technical review.