PJM, PPL work out interconnect deal with Moxie Patriot gas plant

PJM Interconnection on June 5 submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) among PJM, power plant developer Moxie Patriot LLC and PPL Electric Utilities Corp.

PJM requested an effective date of May 6 for the Moxie Patriot ISA. PJM is submitting the Moxie Patriot ISA for filing because it contains non-standard terms and conditions in Schedule F that do not conform to the ISA Form set forth in Attachment O to the PJM Tariff.

The ISA applies to the Patriot Generating Station project located at Montgomery, Pa. The maximum facility output of this gas-fired, combined-cycle project is 850 MW. Pursuant to and subject to the applicable terms of the Tariff, Moxie Patriot shall have capacity interconnection rights at the point(s) of interconnection specified in the ISA in the amount of 765 MW.

Under this deal, Moxie Patriot has to construct and, unless otherwise indicated, own, interconnection facilities that include:

  • One two-mile long line between the 230-kV substation (PJM NUN n3681) and the power plant.
  • Two 230-kV circuit breakers and associated equipment located at the power plant.
  • Two 23/230-kV generator step-up transformers located at the power plant.

Schedule F of the Moxie Patriot ISA contains non-standard terms and conditions adding a limitation of liability and indemnification provision, which has been agreed to by the parties. The genesis of the request stems from Moxie Patriot’s election to exercise the option to build a 230-kV tap line and 230-kV switchyard.

Moxie Patriot is a project company of Virginia-based power developer Moxie Energy LLC.

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