FERC accepts market rate authority for NiGen plant in New York

On Jan. 9, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted a Dec. 3 application for market-based rate authority from NiGen LLC, operator of a power plant in New York State.

NiGen had on Dec. 5 also filed with FERC a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Said the Dec. 3 market rate application: “The principal assets in question consist of an approximately 51 MW generating facility (‘Facility’) that uses a single Pyropower circulating fluidized bed boiler that was originally built to burn coal but was converted to burn biomass, located in Niagara Falls, New York within the control area of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The Commission originally granted Niagara’s predecessor entity (which was then owned by WPS Empire State, Inc.) exempt wholesalegenerator status and authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services at market-based rates in 2002.”

NiGen intends to acquire the facility from an affiliated entity, Niagara Generation LLC. It had asked for the FERC market rate approval by Dec. 31, 2014.

A company contact is: William J. Harrington, President & CEO, Sterling Energy Group LLC, Tel: (219) 886-0661, Bharrington_1@msn.com.

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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.