Power contract expires for Covanta Niagara plant in New York

Due to the recent expiration of a long-term power contract, Niagara Mohawk Power d/b/a/ National Grid on Feb. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Amended and Restated Interconnection Agreement with Covanta Niagara LP.

Covanta Niagara owns and operates a plant, located in the Town of Niagara Falls, County of Niagara, New York, that has a nominal installed capacity not to exceed 42.4 MW. Until 2005, Covanta Niagara was named American Ref-Fuel of Niagara LP. In 1994, National Grid and Amer-Ref Fuel entered into an interconnection agreement (IA). By its own terms, that IA expired upon the expiration of a related Power Purchase Agreement between AmerRef Fuel and National Grid, which was on Dec. 29, 2014.

The Covanta Niagara IA is largely the same as the Amer-Ref Fuel IA it replaces. Section 11.1 of the Covanta Niagara IA contains an updated provision stating that the Covanta Niagara IA will be in effect from Dec. 30, 2014, to Dec. 29, 2019, subject to acceptance for filing or approval by FERC.

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