FERC accepts grid engineering deal for CPV Towantic power project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 6 accepted a Dec. 23 filing by Northeast Utilities Service Co. (NUSCO), on behalf of affiliate Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), of an executed Engineering, Design, Permitting and Siting Agreement for the gas-fired CPV Towantic LLC power project.

CPV Towantic is proposing to develop a 795 MW gross (775 MW net) natural gas-fired plant comprised of two combustion turbine units and one steam turbine in a combined cycle configuration, located in Oxford, Connecticut. CPV needs CL&P to undertake certain engineering, design, permitting and siting activities to the extent that transmission upgrades are necessary to physically and electrically interconnect the CPV Facility to system for purposes of the ninth Forward Capacity Auction.

The purpose of the agreement is to set forth the terms and conditions under which CL&P would undertake such transmission upgrades. Under the agreement, CL&P will only charge CPV for its actual costs and will not receive any profit for these services.

A project contact is: Andrew J. Bazinet, Director, Development, Competitive Power Ventures, 50 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 300, Braintree, MA 02184, 781.848.5804, abazinet@cpv.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.