Erie Power seeks market authority for to-be-revived cogen in Pennsylvania

Erie Power LLC applied March 30 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to make market-based rate sales of energy, capacity and ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.

Erie Power owns an 88.2-MW (82-MW nameplate) cogeneration plant in Erie, Pa., called the North East Cogeneration Plant. The filing indicates that this facility is currently not operational. Erie Power is owned by Deltec Erie Power Holdings, Ozado Power LLC, GP Genco LLC and a person, Reno Casimir.

Erie Power in May 2014 had applied with the commission for a waiver of a New York ISO requirement that a new Interconnection Request is required for a facility that intends to reactivate if more than three years have passed since its date of deactivation. Granting this waiver will facilitate Erie Power’s ability to return the North East Cogeneration Plant (NCEP) to the New York ISO markets as an Energy and Capacity Resource as quickly as possible, the company told FERC at the time.

Erie Power purchased NECP in early 2014. The plant had been deactivated in November 2010. NECP’s interconnection point is within NYISO, and yet, NECP, located in Pennsylvania, has access to gas resources outside of New York State. As market conditions allow, Erie Power said it will resume acquiring its natural gas supply from local resources.

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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.