Alliance Energy unit seeks exempt generator status from FERC

A new company, Allegany Generating Station LLC, on Aug. 21 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) related to a about-to-be acquired power plant in New York.

Allegany was formed in 2013 and currently holds no assets. Allegany was formed for the purpose of consummating a transaction which the commission has authorized in which Allegany will acquire from Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) a 59 MW (summer rating) gas-fired combined-cycle plant located in the Town of Hume, N.Y. The Allegany facility is interconnected to the transmission system owned by RG&E.

Upon completion of the transaction, the Allegany Generating will operate the Allegany facility and will continue to sell its output into the New York ISO (NYISO) market. On Aug. 20, Allegany filed an application with FERC for market-based rate authority and requested an effective date of Sept. 19.

Allegany is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliance Energy New York LLC (AENY). AENY is in turn wholly-owned by Alliance Energy Group LLC (AEG). Through subsidiaries, AEG is engaged in electric power generation, natural gas exploration, production and transportation, and energy technology research into various forms of renewable fuels such as biodiesel and hydropower. AEG is wholly-owned by an individual, Samuel Nappi.

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