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.