PPL Renewable pursues flywheel power project in Pennsylvania

PPL Renewable Energy LLC has proposed a 20-MW flywheel facility located in Exeter Township of Luzerne County, Pa.

“The installed facilities will have a total capability of 20 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity,” said a March 2014 system impact study on this project from PJM Interconnection. “The proposed in-service date for this project is January 1, 2015. This study does not imply a PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) commitment to this in-service date.”

This project, under queue #Y3-104, will interconnect with the PPL EU transmission system on the Stanton-Exeter 69 kV line between the Stanton and the Sullivan Trail substations. The project entered the queue in April 2013.

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