Development of a Predictive Emissions Monitoring System for the Bauang Power Plant (2006)

The Bauang Private Power Corporation commissioned Apercu to conduct a study to explore means of bringing BPPC’s 225 MW Diesel-Fired Power Plant into compliance with the PCAA-IRR emission standards and Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) provision at the least cost. A Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) software program was developed utilizing existing historical data from the plant’s operations. The reliability and value of PEMS as an alternative to CEMS was established by the study and available options and cost-effective measures for reducing pollutant emissions were determined. A cost benefit analysis of the various options was included in the report. A Compliance Plan was also developed based on the results of the study.