NTE files for exempt generator status on two gas-fired power projects

Two affiliates of NTE Energy LLC with gas-fired power plant projects in Ohio and North Carolina on March 4 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notices of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators.

NTE Ohio LLC will operate an approximately 475-MW facility and related assets located in Butler County, Ohio, which is within the PJM Interconnection footprint. Its Middletown Energy Center will consist of one Mitsubishi Hitachi M501GAC combustion turbine, one heat-recovery steam generator (HRSG), and one Mitsubishi Hitachi (or equivalent) steam turbine.

The Middletown Energy Center is currently under development and is expected to generate test power in the third quarter of 2017 and begin commercial operation in January 2018. It will be interconnected with the transmission system owned by Duke Energy Ohio and operated by PJM.

NTE Carolinas LLC is developing a 475-MW facility and related assets located in Cleveland County, North Carolina, which is within the South East Reliability Corp. balancing authority area and will interconnect with Duke Energy Carolinas LLC. The Kings Mountain Energy Center will consist of one Mitsubishi Hitachi M501GAC combustion turbine, one HRSG and one Mitsubishi Hitachi (or equivalent) steam turbine.

The Kings Mountain Energy Center is currently under development and is expected to generate test power in the second or third quarter of 2017 and begin commercial operation in January 2018.

Company contacts are:

  • Michael T. Schuster, NTE Energy LLC, 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 300, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 436-6896, mschuster@nteenergy.com.
  • Garrett H. Weeks, NTE Energy LLC, 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 300, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 436-6886, gweeks@nteenergy.com.
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