PJM files wholesale deal for landfill gas project of Hoosier Energy

PJM Interconnection filed on March 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative and transmission owner Commonwealth Edison for a small power project to be fired by landfill gas.

“PJM is submitting this Agreement for filing because Hoosier intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to ComEd’s distribution facilities,” PJM noted.

The agreement covers the Orchard Hills Renewable Energy Station, to be located at the Orchard Hills Landfill at 8290 N. IL Route 251, Davis Junction, Ill. The maximum facility output will be 15.3 MW. The project will consist of six gas-fired reciprocating engine gensets connected through one step-up transformer. Under this agreement, on or before June 1, 2016, Hoosier must demonstrate commercial operation of all six generating units.

A project contact is: Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 908, Bloomington, IN 47402-0908, Attn: Mike Mooney.

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