Duke Energy Kentucky told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an April 7 filing that it plans to deactivate one of its generating units, the 163-MW, coal-fired Miami Fort Unit 6, effective June 1, 2015.
In December 2014, PJM Interconnection submitted a tariff amendment to the commission that requires owners of generating resources selling reactive power to PJM and that plan to deactivate such generation to submit certain filings to PJM and FERC. Thus the reason for the April 7 notice filed by Duke Energy Kentucky.
In December 2014, this Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) subsidiary requested of PJM that it be permitted to deactivate Miami Fort Unit 6 by June 1, 2015. PJM subsequently approved that deactivation plan. Duke Energy Kentucky noted that on Jan. 1, 2015, it acquired 186 MW of additional generating capacity, which it uses to provide reactive power to PJM.
Miami Fort Station includes three coal/steam units with a combined output of 1,163 MW. The facility is located in North Bend, Ohio, approximately 20 miles west of Cincinnati.