Seeking Warden permit

PROCESS CONTINUES–L’Anse Warden Elec-tric plant officials are seeking a Renewable Operating Permit through a virtual process for public information and public comments. The ROP for the biomass plant was initially applied for in February, 2015. Numerous issues have arisen to stall the process. Public comment will be taken through Oct. 21, 2020.

by Barry Drue

A public information and comment process is underway in the five-year effort of the L’Anse Warden Electric Co. (LWEC) to secure a Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) through the Air Quality Division, Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The Environmental Protection Agency also reviews the ROP. Warden was sold in January, 2020. Libra Capital US, Inc. is the current owner. The last ROP was issued two owners ago to Traxys Power Group. Convergen Energy had owned LWEC until January.

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