IMG Midstream secures PJM deal for 20-MW gas project in Pennsylvania

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 13 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement for a 19.9-MW, gas-fired power project in Pennsylvania.

The agreement, for a project that is in the PJM queue as #Y3-109, was entered into with project developer IMG Midstream LLC and transmission owner West Penn Power. “PJM is submitting this Agreement for filing because IMG intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to WPP’s distribution facilities,” said the filing.

This agreement covers the Red Glen Generator project, located at 1084 Western Avenue, Hickory, Pa. The 19.9-MW project will consist of five gas-fired generators connected to a single 13-kV substation.

Under the agreement, on or before Dec. 31, 2016, IMG Midstream must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

A project contact is: IMG Midstream LLC, 301 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 1604, Yardley, PA 19067, Attn: Mark Brozina.

General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) Distributed Power business will provide its Jenbacher gas engine technology to IMG Midstream for two 20-MW projects, said GE in an Aug. 13 announcement. These projects will use existing natural gas and electric infrastructure, GE noted. The units were sold to IMG Midstream as part of a turnkey solution by Haskell Nixon Energy Solutions, an authorized distributor for GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, supplied the engines and accessories, which will be serviced by Northeast Energy Systems, an authorized distributor and service provider in the U.S. Northeastern region.

“Its local service and parts capabilities were key reasons we chose GE for this important project,” said Ron Kiecana, managing director of IMG Midstream. “GE’s advanced Jenbacher gas engine technology offers us higher efficiency and flexibility in a cost-attractive solution that will help us utilize locally produced natural gas to supplement the growing power needs of the region.”

GE will provide 10 of its ecomagination qualified Jenbacher J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines, each of which will deliver 4.3 MW. The flexibility of these units will allow IMG Midstream to provide part load or dispatch only a portion of the engines while maintaining high overall efficiency. GE and Nixon are working with Haskell of Jacksonville, Fla., which is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

These first two projects are located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and are scheduled to begin operations in 2015. There are 12 additional projects in various stages of development.

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