FERC accepts rate authority for 717-MW gas project in New Jersey

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 21 accepted an Oct. 3 filing by West Deptford Energy LLC of an application for market-based rate authority with an accompanying tariff.

The proposed market-based rate tariff provides for the sale of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates in the Northeast region.

West Deptford Energy will operate a 717-MW facility located in the PJM East sub-market. West Deptford Energy is wholly owned by WDE Partners LP, which is managed by West Deptford GP LLC which is, in turn, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of LS Power Associates LP, which is managed by LS Power Development LLC, its sole general partner.

West Deptford Energy had also filed an Oct. 3 notice with FERC of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) related to this gas-fired power project, which is due on-line in the middle of next year. West Deptford leases and will operate a 717-MW (projected summer rating) combined-cycle facility being constructed in West Deptford Township, N.J. West Deptford leases the facility from West Deptford Energy Associates Urban Renewal LP.

The facility, which is expected to achieve commercial operation on or about June 1, 2014, will be interconnected with transmission facilities owned by Atlantic City Electric and controlled by PJM Interconnection. The facility will be located within the PJM East, 5004/5005, and AP South sub-markets.

The contact for the company is: Scott Carver,
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, LS Power Development LLC, Two Tower Center, 11th Floor, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (732) 249-6750, scarver@lspower.com.

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