Dynegy is to invest up to $545 million in emission control technologies to resolve environmental litigation relating to pollution problems at its Baldwin Energy Complex in
The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in 1999 as part of a
In the suit, the EPA claimed that in 1999 the Baldwin Station was one of the largest sources of air pollution in the
After the suit was filed, Dynegy did reduce SO2 emissions at the Baldwin plant by over 90% through conversion to low sulphur coal, and it reduced NOx emissions by 65% by installing control equipment.
But the settlement will achieve additional reductions at Baldwin and other
The entire five-plant system, made up of Baldwin,
Under the terms of the settlement, Dynegy will invest $321 million in emission control projects between now and 2010, with an additional $224 million in investments between 2011 and 2012.
Dynegy will also pay a $9 million civil penalty and spend $15 million in projects to mitigate the harm caused by unlawful emissions.