Invenergy is a multinational company that specializes in power generation based in Chicago, IL. The company develops, builds, owns and operates power generation and energy storage projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia. These projects include wind and solar farms, natural gas power generation and long-term energy storage facilities
Violations at Facilities Developed by Invenergy
Lackawanna Energy Center
Invenergy touts itself as a global leader in the development and operation of sustainable energy, with 159 wind and solar projects listed on their website. Despite this potential for renewable development, Invenergy’s projects in Pennsylvania continue to rely on natural gas.
Invenergy’s first Pennsylvania project, the Lackawanna Energy Center in Jessup, PA, was built amid contentious community opposition. Lackawanna Energy Center is a 1,485MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, that has been operational since January 2019.
The EPA lists the plant as having had a “high priority violation” of the Clean Air Act from October 2020 to December 2021. The facility was issued violation with a penalty of $47,262 for not complying with the conditions of its air permit. The EPA also lists the Lackawanna facility as being in non-compliance with the Clean Water Act for failure to properly manage stormwater runoff according to EPA best practices. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection lists a few other violations but residents have also been frustrated by DEP’s response to complaints.
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