Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Permit issued for Sevier County Power Plant

With the issuance of an approval order Oct. 25, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality has concluded its role in a proposed natural gas-fueled power plant near Sigurd. Officials for Nevco Energy/Sevier Power said while the securing of an air quality permit is a significant step forward, there is still a lot of work left to do before construction of the plant can begin. Nevco has preliminary approval for the construction of a natural gas line to feed the plant; however, it could still be several months before the final approvals are issued for the gas line.

The power plant, if constructed, would become the largest single contributor to the county’s property tax base. The natural gas plant, once constructed, would employ between 20 and 30 people. Richfield Reaper