MOXIE ENERGY, LLC
Providing Services to the Energy Industry
Moxie Energy designed the power plant to minimize all impacts to neighbors and the environment to the greatest extent practical. Noise and visual impacts were minimized by location in the planned commercial/industrial corridor along Route 187, facility design standards, and set-back distances from the facility property line. With this location, building enclosures, and other noise-dampening measures, sound levels at the nearest residences to the plant's property line will not be increased noticeably from existing levels.
In addition to minimizing potential site-specific impacts, operation of a modern, low-emission power plant will help shift the source of power away from older plants with greater air emissions. Power plants designed to use only natural gas for fuel and the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for air emissions control will produce nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions that are about 80 percent less than a comparable new coal plant, carbon dioxide emissions that are about 45 percent less than a comparable coal plant, and sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions that are more than 99 percent less than a comparable coal plant. These features are both a local benefit and a regional benefit in terms of air quality.
Moxie Energy's decision to use air cooled condensers that do not depend on drawing large amounts of water from the Susquehanna River or groundwater resources was another design feature intended to minimize potential environmental impacts, including potential impacts to species of special concern. The air cooled condensers function much like a car radiator where cooling is done by fans moving air over finned tubes. Use of air-cooled condensers also eliminates any potential for vapor plumes that can be visible under certain atmospheric conditions. Fan noise is minimized using special blade design and low output motors. The air cooled condensers for Liberty will be sourced from Evapco-BLCT Dry Cooling Inc. Schematics below are provided by Evapco-BLCT Dry Cooling Inc.
LIBERTY PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
A single cell unit:
A complete condenser system:
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