Appalachian Power uprates Unit 3 at John Amos coal plant

PJM Interconnection on Feb. 12 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with the Appalachian Power unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) related to the uprate of a West Virginia coal unit.

“The APCo ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of an increase of 36 MW, for a total of 1,336 MW, at a generating facility located in Winfield, West Virginia,” PJM noted. “It indicates that APCo shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 1,336 MW consisting of 1,300 MW that APCo had at the Point of Interconnection prior to the interconnection request associated with the APCo ISA and 36 MW associated with such interconnection request resulting in the APCo ISA.”

The facility in question is Unit 3 of the coal-fired John Amos power plant, located along the Kanawha River. It consists of both a single high pressure and a single heat recovery coal-fired steam generators. There are two smaller coal units at the plant that aren’t covered by this agreement.

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