TVA intervenes in proceeding on its plan to buy Mississippi power plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 25 to let it intervene in a recent case involving a gas-fired power plant of Quantum Choctaw Power LLC that it plans to buy.

The Quantum Choctaw plant is a 746-MW, gas-fired combined cycle facility located near Ackerman, Mississippi. The applicant in this docket, Quantum Choctaw Power, on Feb. 12 requested authority to sell the facility to TVA. TVA has a power purchase agreement for the generation output of the facility through the end of August 2015.

Said the Feb. 25 filing: “TVA has an interest that could be directly affected by the outcome of this proceeding. That interest is not, and cannot be, adequately represented by any other party. Furthermore, TVA’s statutory public service mission manifests that its participation in this proceeding is in the public interest.”

Quantum Choctaw is asking FERC for a quick approval of this deal, by March 16, so the deal can close around July 31. The company is owned by Quantum Choctaw Power Holdings LLC, which is controlled by Quantum Energy Partners LLC.

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