The Midcontinent Independent System Operator filed on Jan. 6 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Amended and Restated Facilities Construction Agreement (FCA) with power plant developer Oregon Clean Energy LLC and International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITC Transmission.
The original FCA was filed with the commission in September 2014. “This filing amends the Original Agreement to account for the omission of Tax Gross-up cost estimates since ‘[a]ny payment made by Interconnection Customer to Transmission Owner for Network Upgrades is to be treated as upfront payment in accordance with IRS Rev. Proc 2005-35;’ and the Interconnection Customer will not be entitled to a reimbursement that is equal or greater than the Up-front Payment under the FCA,” the filing noted. “The FCA covers the Transmission Owner facilities as an affected Transmission Owner for the Interconnection Customer’s Y1-069 interconnection to PJM. These facilities will be funded 100% by the Interconnection Customer, with 10% of the eligible cost of the 345 kV facilities subject to Transmission Owner reimbursement under the provisions of Attachment FF of the Transmission Provider’s Tariff.”
The anticipated in-service date for the network upgrades is March 15, 2016. Oregon Clean Energy will own and operate a 799-MW, gas-fired generating facility located in Lucas County, Ohio, and intends to interconnect this facility to the PJM Interconnection-controlled transmission system with an expected Commercial Operation Date of May 28, 2017.
A new project contact is: Oregon Clean Energy LLC, c/o Peter E. Rigney, 816 N. Lallendorf Road, P.O. Box 167347, Oregon, OH 43616, Phone: (814) 673-1128, Email address: PRigney@ppmsllc.com.
The Ohio Power Siting Board in May 2013 authorized Oregon Clean Energy to construct this new natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility. The project is affiliated with North America Project Development LLC.