PJM works out wholesale market deal with city of Dover in Delaware

PJM Interconnection filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 3 an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with the City of Dover, Delaware, and transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light.

“PJM is submitting this Agreement for filing because Dover intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to Delmarva’s distribution facilities,” the filing explained. The WMPA applies only to wholesale transactions and is not intended to govern the actual physical interconnection of a generating facility to the distribution system.

On or before Oct. 31, 2015, Dover must demonstrate commercial operation of the 7 MW of additional capacity associated with this WMPA. The deal covers the VanSant Generating Station (aka Dover PR11) and the McKee Run Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3. The total Maximum Facility Output for all of these facilities is now 182 MW. The extra 7 MW, which brings the total up from a prior 175 MW, is out of VanSant.

The facilities are described in the WMPA as: “One (1) natural gas or #2 distillate fueled simple cycle combustion turbine generator (VanSant Dover PR 11); and, three (3) natural gas or #2 distillate fueled steam boilers with steam turbines (McKee Run Units 1, 2, and 3).”

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