PJM works out interconnect deal for expanded New Jersey power plant

PJM Interconnection on Feb. 26 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Eagle Point Power Generation LLC and transmission owner Public Service Electric and Gas related to a power plant uprate.

The Eagle Point ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of 265 MW located in Westville, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Eagle Pioint submitted a request to increase the Maximum Facility Output in the amount of 75 MW from 190 MW to 265 MW. In addition, the Eagle Point ISA indicates that this facility will have Capacity Interconnection Rights totaling 190 MW, which includes an increase of 50 MW to the 190 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the original agreement.

Under this ISA, on or before June 1, 2016, Eagle Point must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The new ISA describes this as a “2×2 combined cycle” facility. That reference replaces a now red-lined reference in the original agreement that said “The plant consists of 2 GE frame 7 combustion turbine generators and one ABB steam turbine generator.”

A developer contact listed in the PJM filing is: Eagle Point Power Generation LLC c/o Rockland Capital, 24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 800, The Woodlands, TX 77380, Attention: James Maiz.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was taking comment until Jan. 21 on a draft air permit revision that allows major changes for this plant. The plant consists of two combustion turbines with duct burners. This proposed modification would allow changes to the facility’s approved operating permit, including: the installation of a second steam generator (STG); and the installation of a mechanical-draft cooling tower.

A project contact listed by the DEP is: James Maiz, Eagle Point Power Generation LLC c/o Rockland Power Partners, 24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 800, The Woodlands, TX 77380, phone (281) 863-9006.

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