PJM works out deal with AEP for Gavin Unit 2 uprate

PJM Interconnection filed on Feb. 12 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) entered into with the non-regulated AEP Generation Resources and transmission owner Ohio Power related to higher capacity at Unit 2 of the coal-fired Gavin power plant on the Ohio River at Cheshire, Ohio.

AEP Generation Resources submitted this interconnection request to increase the Maximum Facility Output in the amount of 36 MW from 1,320 MW to 1,356 MW. In addition, the new ISA indicates that the Gavin Unit 2 will have a corresponding increase in Capacity Interconnection Rights totaling 1,356 MW, which includes an increase of 36 MW to the 1,320 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the original ISA.

“Gavin Unit No. 2 consists of both a single high pressure and a single heat recovery coal fired steam generators,” the ISA noted. The plant has a similarly-sized Unit 1 that is not part of this agreement.

Both Ohio Power and AEP Generation Resources are subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). Earlier this decade AEP Generation Resources got several Ohio Power plants as part of a deregulation plan approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. 

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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.