Invenergy Nelson plant may produce first power in December

Invenergy Nelson LLC, which is building a gas-fired power plant in Illinois that is close to producing initial test power, on Oct. 15 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to make market-based wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services pursuant to a market-based rate tariff.

Invenergy Nelson is constructing and will own and operate a 738 MW (nameplate) natural gas-fired project located near Rock Falls, Illinois. It will sell electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services from the Nelson Project at wholesale. The Nelson Project could possibly begin generating test power as early as Dec. 15, 2014, the company noted. Invenergy Nelson is an exempt wholesale generator.

Invenergy Nelson will also own interests in radial electric interconnection facilities to get this power on the grid. Through interconnection facilities in which Invenergy Nelson will own interests, the Nelson Project will be interconnected with the transmission system owned by Commonwealth Edison and controlled by PJM Interconnection.

Invenergy Nelson is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Invenergy Investment Co. LLC.

A company contact is: Joseph Condo, General Counsel, Invenergy LLC, One South Wacker, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel.: (312) 582-1465,

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