EFSEC terminates its review of the Pacific Mountain Energy Center - May 12, 2009
The Pacific Mountain Energy Facility (PMEC) is an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power generation facility that will use fuel flexible gasification technology and processes to produce approximately 680 megawatts of electrical power. The preliminary design is based on a wet slurry gasification process. In this process feedstock such as petroleum coke and/or coal are crushed and mixed with water to form a slurry. The slurry is combined with high purity oxygen in the gassifiers to form a synthesis gas (syngas). The syngas is then used to fuel combustion turbines to generate electrical power.
The PMEC will consist of two IGCC units, each producing about 340 megawatts. Associated with the project will be a enclosed fuel handling and storage terminal with access to a deep water port and rail system. The project will require short natural gas pipeline and transmission lines. The Port of Kalama will supply process water to the PMEC. Artist drawing.
The project will be located on about 95 acres at the Port of Kalama, about 8 miles south of Longview in southwest Washington State (location map).
Under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), EFSEC as the lead agency invited the public and governmental agencies to provide suggestions and comments regarding issues to be addressed in an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will be prepared for the PMEC. EFSEC's independent consultant also reviewed the PMEC application and prepared a Scoping Report that summarizes the public and agency comments, as well as offers suggested topics to be covered in an EIS. The findings of this report will be considered by EFSEC in the preparation of the EIS.
Scoping Report for the Pacific Mountain Energy Center, December 2006, prepared by Ecology and Environment, Inc. - 91 pages (2,186 kb)
How to Obtain a Copy:
The Pacific Mountain Energy Center Project Application for Site Certification is available to interested persons upon request in CD-ROM format only. The Draft EIS is available in both hard copy and CD-ROM formats. To obtain a copy contact:
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