PJM works out interconnect deal for 799-MW Ohio gas project

PJM Interconnection on June 9 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) among PJM, Oregon Clean Energy LLC and American Transmission Systems Inc.

This agreement facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of a 799-MW generating facility located in Oregon, Ohio, near Toledo. The Oregon Clean Energy ISA indicates that Oregon Clean Energy shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 799 MW.

Under this agreement, on or before May 28, 2017, Oregon Clean Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all three generating units. The Oregon Energy Center will consist of two 205-MW gas combustion turbines and one 389-MW steam turbine.

A project contact is: Oregon Clean Energy LLC, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02116, Attn: William Martin.

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in May 2013 authorized Oregon Clean Energy to construct this new natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility. Oregon Clean Energy’s application stated that during construction of the $860m project, an estimated 532 construction industry jobs will be created. During operation, the facility will employ 25 full-time workers. The project is affiliated with North America Project Development LLC.

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