Moxie Freedom advances 1,050-MW project in the PJM queue process

Moxie Freedom LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, said a study on the project from PJM Interconnection dated March 2015.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 1,050 MW with 900 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is June 2018. This study does not imply a PPL Electric Utilities Corp. (PPL EU) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue No. Z2-046, will interconnect with the PPL EU transmission system along the Lackawanna-Susquehanna 500-kV line. The project entered the queue in March 2014. 

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by Moxie Freedom. This study is a mid-point in a queue process that eventually leads to an Interconnection Service Agreement.

Said the Moxie Energy LLC website about this project: “Moxie Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Moxie Freedom LLC, is proposing to build a natural gas power plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania to take avantage of the abundant natural gas resources in nearby areas and the skilled local workforce that has developed around the domestic natural gas production. The power plant will be fueled by only clean-burning natural gas, and will not require river water or any other large source of water typically used for cooling needs. It will consist of two combustion turbine generators that will each produce up to approximately 325 megawatts of electricity. The combustion turbines will be connected to two heat recovery steam generators where the hot exhaust gases from the combustion turbines will produce steam that will be directed to two steam turbines. The steam turbines will produce up to an additional 200 MW of electricity.”

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