Talk:Baldwin Energy Complex
Poss Material to Merge in
I came across the following material that is probably worth incorporating in some form. Implicit in the following is that there is an existing Baldwin power station and that what is referred to on the article page is a proposed expansion. So we need to outline what the existing power station is. Anyway, I'll leave this in your good hands. --Bob Burton 22:45, 18 December 2007 (EST)
DYNEGY INC. http://investor.shareholder.com/dynegy/secfiling.cfm?filingID=912057-02-20862&cik=879215 Form 10-Q Quarterly Report FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2002 Filed May 15, 2002 pages 14-15
BALDWIN STATION LITIGATION. As previously described in the Form 10-K, IP and Dynegy Midwest Generation, Inc. (collectively, the "Defendants") are currently the subject of a Notice of Violation ("NOV") from the Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") and a complaint filed by the EPA and the Department of Justice alleging violations of the Clean Air Act (the "Act") and the regulations promulgated under the Act. Similar notices and complaints have been filed against a number of other utilities. Both the NOV and the complaint allege that certain equipment repairs, replacements and maintenance activities at the Defendants' three Baldwin Station generating units constituted "major modifications" under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and/or the New Source Performance Standards regulations. When activities that meet the definition of "major modifications" occur and they are not otherwise exempt, the Act and related regulations generally require that generating facilities meet more stringent emissions standards, which may entail the installation of potentially costly pollution control equipment. The Defendants filed an answer denying all claims and asserting various specific defenses and a trial date of February 11, 2003 has been set.
None of the Defendants' other facilities are covered in the complaint and NOV, but the EPA has officially requested information concerning activities at the Defendants' Vermilion, Wood River, and Hennepin Plants as well as Dynegy Northeast Generation's Danskammer Plant. It is possible that the EPA will eventually commence enforcement actions based on activities at those plants as well. The EPA has also recently requested information concerning activities at Dynegy Northeast Generation's Roseton Plant. The EPA has the authority to seek penalties for the alleged violations in question at the rate of up to $27,500 per day for each violation. The EPA may also seek to require installation of the "best available control technology" (or the equivalent) at the Baldwin Station, and possibly at the Vermilion, Wood River, Hennepin, Danskammer, and Roseton Plants if the EPA initiates and successfully prosecutes enforcement actions against those plants.
DYNEGY INC. and DYNEGY HOLDINGS INC. http://investor.shareholder.com/dynegy/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1362310-07-2843 Form 10-Q Quarterly Report For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2007 Filed Nov 9, 2007 page 76
In 2005 , DMG entered into a comprehensive, Midwest system-wide settlement with the EPA and other parties, resolving the environmental litigation related to our Baldwin Energy Complex in Illinois. The settlement will require substantial emission reductions from our Illinois coal-fired power plants and the completion of several supplemental environmental projects in the Midwest. Through September 30, 2007, DMG had achieved all emission reductions scheduled to date under the Consent Decree and was developing plans to install additional emission control equipment to meet future Consent Decree emission limits. DMG has constructed a mercury control project at the Vermilion Power Station that began operation in June 2007. Our estimated costs associated with the Consent Decree projects, which we expect to incur through 2012, are approximately $775 million. We expect to have spent $115 million of this amount by December 31, 2007. Expected spending associated with the Consent Decree for the next four years and thereafter are as follows: 2008—$150 million, 2009-$195 million, 2010—$175 million, 2011—$100 million and thereafter—$40 million.