Quantum Auburndale is decommissioning its Florida power plant

Quantum Auburndale Power LP on Jan. 13 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it no longer seeks to maintain its exempt wholesale generator (EWG) status due to the shutdown of its Florida power plant.

Auburndale owns an approximately 155-MW cogeneration facility located in the Tampa Electric balancing authority area. In July 2013, Auburndale filed a notice of self certification of EWG status. Auburndale was also authorized to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services at market-based rates.

In March 2014, Auburndale suspended operations of the Auburndale Facility and subsequently began decommissioning it. On Oct. 14, 2014, Auburndale filed a notice of cancellation of the market-based rate tariff. On Nov. 18, 2014, the commission issued a letter order accepting Auburndale’s notice of tariff cancellation, effective Dec. 15, 2014.

“Because the Auburndale Facility is no longer operational, Auburndale has no need to maintain its EWG status,” the Jan. 13 filing said. “Accordingly, Auburndale submits this notice relinquishing EWG status effective as of the date of this filing.”

The company said in a May 2013 tariff filing at FERC that all but approximately 24 MW of the output of the Auburndale Facility was at that point committed to Florida Power under long-term agreements due to expire in 2013. This is one of three Florida power plants sold in 2013 by Atlantic Power to Quantum Energy Partners LLC.

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