Gas turbine engines emit air contaminants including oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, oxides of sulfur, particulate matter and toxic air contaminants. Engines with output power ratings of 0.3 MW or greater and heat input of 1 million BTU per hour or greater require a permit to operate.
Gas turbine engines are typically fueled with natural gas and may also use liquid fuel oil as a backup fuel. Gas turbines can also combust biogas including landfill or digester produced gas. Small gas turbines are often used at institutional and industrial facilities as part of cogeneration systems, or may be utilized in simple or combined cycle configurations to produce power for the electrical grid. For gas turbine test cells, please see the turbine test cell/test stand page for permitting information.
The information on this page will assist in the completion and submittal of an application for each gas turbine. Each section of the page contains important information needed to submit an application.