FERC accepts revised interconnect for uprated Ohio River hydro facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 25 accepted by a filing by PJM Interconnection for a deal covering grid capacity for an uprated hydroelectric facility.

On January 12, PJM filed an executed nonconforming interconnection service agreement (AMP ISA) with American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP), and transmission owner Ohio Power. The AMP ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of an increase of 7 MW of capacity to the 49-MW Belleville Hydroelectric Plant consisting of two 24.5 MW hydroelectric units located in Belleville, West Virginia.

The AMP ISA indicates that AMP will have 49 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights, consisting of 42 MW associated with prior interconnection requests, plus an additional 7 MW of interim Capacity Interconnection Rights that may be provided to AMP during the interim time period commencing as of the AMP ISA’s effective date and ending May 31, 2017.

The Belleville Hydroelectric Plant is located at Ohio River Mile 203.9 at Belleville, West Virginia.

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