Dominion terminates interconnect deal with INGENCo power facility

Due to a decommissioned power plant, Virginia Electric and Power d/b/ Dominion Virginia Power, filed on June 11 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of cancellation of a
Generator Interconnection and Operating Agreement with Industrial Power Generating Corp. (INGENCo).

Dominion asked for a waiver of the commission’s notice of filing requirements to allow the cancellation to become effective as of May 13.

INGENCo owned, controlled and operated a generating facility located in Petersburg, Va., for which it required interconnection service. Prior to its integration into PJM Interconnection, Dominion provided interconnection service to its customers under its open-access transmission tariff. In April 2002, Dominion originally submitted the INGENCo agreement as a service agreement under that tariff.

In 2005, Dominion integrated into PJM, got rid of the tariff, and transferred functional control of its transmission facilities and transmission provider responsibilities to PJM.

“On May 23, 2013, INGENCo delivered to Dominion written notice, via e-mail, that the Generating Facility was to be permanently decommissioned and informed Dominion that it had requested that service to the facility be discontinued as of May 13, 2013,” said the June 11 Dominion filing. “Dominion and INGENCo therefore mutually agreed to file a Notice of Cancellation with the Commission in order to terminate the Agreement.”

The facility covered by this agreement isn’t named in the June 11 filing, though a 2008 version of this agreement (No. 1324) shows the agreement covers the Petersburg 1 Generating Facility at Petersburg, Va.

INGENCo is a Richmond, Va.-based company that specializes in small power plants firing landfill gas.

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