Calpine works at PJM on interconnect for 309-MW project in Delaware

Calpine Mid-Atlantic Development LLC has proposed a 309 MWE (309 MWC, 309 MW MFO) natural gas fueled 1×1 combined cycle generating facility to be located in Bridgeville, Delaware.

PJM Interconnection said in a Facilities Study Report dated November 2014 that it studied this project, under queue #X2-066, as a 309 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light (DPL) system at a 50.0% tap of the South Harrington-North Seaford 138-kV circuit. The project was evaluated for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2015.

The scope of the project as stated in the previous System Impact Study, submitted in January 2013, has remained relatively unchanged. However, the latest estimates provided were performed in more detail than those provided in the Impact Study. The DPL portion of the project is projected to be completed approximately 60-72 months following an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) and Construction Service Agreement (CSA), which are next steps in the interconnection process. This is assuming a normal land use and environmental permitting and approval process.

The planned in-service date, as stated in Attachment N, is June 1, 2016. The in-service date will need to be changed to reflect the estimated construction completion time of 60-72 months after receipt of a fully executed ISA and CSA, said the PJM report.

Calpine is responsible for obtaining all rights necessary for its facilities, up to and including any usage of property in which Pepco Holdings may have real property interests.

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