Permitting Support for New Combined Cycle Facility in Bridgeport, CT
PSEG Power Connecticut - Bridgeport Harbor Station
PSEG Power Connecticut LLC
AKRF is currently providing multimedia licensing services to PSEG Power Connecticut LLC in support of the development of an approximately 450 MW combined cycle facility at the site of its existing Bridgeport Harbor Station in Connecticut.
The proposed 1x1 combined cycle facility will utilize natural gas as the primary fuel with provisions to use ultra-low sulfur distillate (ULSD) as a back-up fuel. Commercial operation of the combined cycle facility is targeted for June 2018.
For this project, PSEG will be participating in the ISO-New England (ISO-NE) Forward Capacity Auction 2018-2019 that seeks additional capacity resources beginning in 2018. The construction of the project will be contingent on PSEG successfully clearing the auction.
AKRF is managing full permitting for the project, including:
- The preparation of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air permit application for the project
- A Petition for Declaratory Ruling to the Connecticut Siting Council
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection coastal zone reviews and permitting
- Noise impact assessments
- Planning and zoning applications to the City of Bridgeport
The project’s PSD permit application was submitted in October 2014. The remaining permit applications are in preparation.