Central Maine terminates interconnect for retired power plant

Central Maine Power filed on March 6 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement with Gallop Power Greenville LLC that the commission had initially accepted in April 2011.

The agreement enabled the continued interconnection of Gallop Power’s 17.3 MVA generating facility in Greenville, Maine. Previously, CMP provided interconnection service to Gallop Power pursuant to an interconnection agreement dated January 2001. This previous interconnection agreement has terminated by its own terms in December 2010.

Central Maine Power said that it has received notification from ISO New England that, effective Jan. 22, 2015, the Gallop Power generating facility has been retired as a resource by the ISO. The ISO has informed CMP that the Gallop Power generating facility last operated in December, 2011, and on Jan. 1 of this year met the three calendar years threshold to be considered as retired.

The Central Maine filing of March 6, and the February 2011 agreement, don’t give specifics about this power plant, other than it is called “Greenville Steam.” Other reference sources indicate that it is a biomass-fired facility.

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