FERC accepts PJM agreement for latest Dominion power project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 3 accepted PJM Interconnection’s July 24 filing of an executed interim interconnection service agreement for an early-stage, 1,681-MW project of Virginia Electric and Power.

The Interim ISA provides for the interconnection of the Greensville Combined Cycle Facility, a 1,681 MW project located in Greensville County, Va. Virginia Electric and Power, which is a unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), is both the transmission owner and the transmission customer.

This project entered the PJM queue in October 2013. The utility during the course of this Interim ISA commits to various things, including outage planning with the System Operations Center to determine feasibility of completing all network upgrades identified for the project by May 7, 2018, which is the projected date for first generation onto the grid.

Virginia Electric and Power already has a busy gas-fired project construction program. In construction and due for commercial operaton in late 2014 or early 2015 is the 1,329-MW Warren County Power Station in Warren County, Va. Another in-construction project is the 1,358-MW Brunswick County Power Station in Brunswick County, Va., which is due for commercial operation in the summer of 2016.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.