ISO New England has thousands of MWs in the queue list

ISO New England has a number of new or expansion power projects in the queue for approval, some of them dating back several years, with one of the larger of these projects being the Brockton combined-cycle gas facility in Plymouth County, Mass.

ISO-NE, in a transmission queue request list updated to Oct. 1, doesn’t give any information about project companies. In the Brockton combined cycle project case, it said the application was filed in 2006, updated on Sept. 25, and is for a project due for operation in April 2017. The project would be 332 MW net and 371 MW winter.

There is a developer called Brockton Power, which is affiliated with Advanced Power and Siemens, that has been trying to work through local opposition to develop a 350-MW, gas-fired power project at Brockton, Mass., which is in Plymouth County.

There is also a combined cycle project on the ISO-NE list, with 745 MW of net capacity, in New Haven County, Conn., that would be in operation in June 2016.

Another combined cycle project (715.6 MW net) is shown in Essex County, Mass., and is due for operation in May 2016. The ISO-NE list said that project would interconnect into the Salem Harbor substation, indicating that this is the Salem Harbor power plant repowering project that Massachusetts regulators just approved for Footprint Power.

There are two gas turbine projects, each of which were applied for in April of this year, each with 207.7 MW of capacity, one located in Middlesex County, Mass., and the other in Norfolk County, Mass., that would each be operational in May 2017.

There are a number of wind and solar projects in the interconnection queue list. Among the largest are:

  • Oakfield II Wind-Keene Road, 147.6 MW net, Aroostook County, Maine, to be operational in December 2015;
  • Cape Wind Turbine Generators, 462 MW net, offshore of Massachusetts, to be operational in October 2015;
  • Project simply called “Wind,” 301.29 MW net, Aroostook County, Maine, to be operational in December 2016.
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