Picture is of the Pearsall Energy Center
Denton Natural Gas Power Plant
“Also, the plants will not make air quality worse. These are pathetic, blatant lies aimed at getting people elected who have no idea what they are doing.” Jim Maynard, as posted on Facebook
I am certified by ITC to operate a FLIR camera and interpret FLIR video. My instructor also certifies Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) FLIR camera operators and industry operators. Using a FLIR GF320 camera, I took video on June 6, 2016, of the South Texas Electric Cooperative Inc. Pearsall Energy Center which consists of 12 Wartsila 18v50sg engines. These are the same engines and same number of engines Denton Municipal Electric wants to build in Denton.
FLIR GF320 camera makes visible the invisible emissions.
These numbers are the “Maximum Annual Emission Rates” from the air permit applications of the two plants: the Denton Energy Center and the Green Valley Energy Center
ALL NUMBERS ARE IN TONS PER YEAR.
DENTON ENERGY CENTER (airport location):
AIR POLLUTANTS (NOx, CO, PM2.5/10, VOC, SO2) : 246.37 TPY
CO2e emissions: 345,056 TPY
GREEN VALLEY ENERGY CENTER:
AIR POLLUTANTS: 256.56 TPY
CO2e emissions: 366,757 TPY
GRAND TOTALS FOR TWO PLANTS:
air pollutants: 502.93 TPY
CO2e: 711,813 TPY
This report states that in 2014 new fracking wells released 5.3 billion pounds of methane. That is the equivalent to the emissions from 22 new coal-fired plants.
Please read: The Denton Power Plant Shell Game to learn more about how the city is playing a shell game regarding the Denton natural gas power plant emissions