Ebensburg to sell its coal-fired power on the open market

Ebensburg Power Co., operator of a 55-MW, waste-coal-fired cogeneration plant in Pennsylvania, told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that its contract to supply power to Pennsylvania Electric expires on May 11 and won’t be renewed.

The company applied May 3 with FERC for approval to sell, market and trade wholesale power, capacity and ancillary services within the PJM Interconnection market. The plant, located in Cambria County, is interconnected into the Pennsylvania Electric system at the Cambria Slope substation.

The plant went commercial in 1991, around the time of several other waste-coal-fired facilities in Pennsylvania. It uses waste coal from various piles at old mine and coal handling sites around central Pennsylvania.

Ebensburg Power is 49.99% owned by an affiliate of Babcock & Wilcox, with the rest controlled by affiliates of NextEra Energy.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.