PJM files interconnect deal for Wheelabrator Gloucester facility

PJM Interconnection on Feb. 27 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Wheelabrator Gloucester Co. LP and transmission owner Public Service Electric and Gas.

The Wheelabrator ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM grid of the 15-MW Wheelabrator Gloucester facility located in Westville, New Jersey. The Wheelabrator ISA indicates that Wheelabrator will have 11.3 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights. The facility description in the ISA is “Mass-burn, water wall boilers.” A map in the ISA shows this facility as being right next to an Eagle Point Generation facility. The interconnect would be at a Gloucester County Resource Recovery point.

“Consistent with the Commission’s prior notice requirements, PJM requests an effective date of January 30, 2015 for the Wheelabrator ISA,” PJM noted. “The requested effective date is appropriate because the Wheelabrator ISA is being filed within thirty (30) days of the commencement of service under that agreement.”

Said the Wheelabrator Technologies website: “Located in Westville, New Jersey, the Wheelabrator Gloucester Company, L.P. waste-to-energy facility provides dependable, environmentally safe disposal of municipal solid waste for Gloucester County, while generating clean, renewable electricity for sale to the local utility. Designed, constructed, owned and operated by Wheelabrator, Wheelabrator Gloucester processes up to 500 tons per day of municipal solid waste. Wheelabrator Gloucester has an electric generating capacity of 14,000 kilowatts; the equivalent of supplying the electrical needs of 15,000 New Jersey homes.”

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