PJM works on interconnect for 20-MW IMG gas project in Pennsylvania

IMG Development LLC is proposing to install a natural gas-fired facility to be located in Bradford County, Pa., and has requested to be studied as a 19.9 MW Energy (19.9 MW Capacity) resource interconnecting into the Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) area.

PJM Interconnection noted in a March 2015 study on the project that IMG has proposed an in-service date of Jan. 1, 2016. It has requested a backfeed date of Aug. 1, 2015. The New York ISO impacts are to be determined as a part of the Facilities Study phase.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine system reinforcements and associated costs and construction time estimates required to facilitate the addition of the new generating plant to the transmission system. The reinforcements include the direct connection of the generator to the system and any network upgrades necessary to maintain the reliability of the transmission system. This study is an interim step toward a final Interconnection Service Agreement for the project.

The IMG project, under queue number Z2-011, will interconnect with the Penelec distribution system by tapping the West Leroy circuit approximately 2 miles from the Canton substation. PJM said it modeled this project as lumped equivalent load at the Grover 34.5-kV substation.

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