CPV Smyth advances 762-MW gas-fired project in Virginia in the PJM system

CPV Smyth Generation Co. LLC is proposing to install a project, under PJM Interconnection queue #Y2-058, which will be a 762-MW (668 MW Capacity) natural gas-fired generating facility in Virginia.

This 2×1 combined cycle plant would interconnect to the American Electric Power (AEP) transmission system, said a PJM study on the project dated May 2015. The point of interconnection be a cut into the Broadford–Jacksons Ferry 765-kV circuit. The location of this facility is in Smyth County, Va. The proposed in-service date is May 15, 2017.

The objective of this System Impact Study is to determine budgetary cost estimates and approximate construction timelines for identified transmission facilities required to connect the proposed generating facilities to the AEP transmission system. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process, which will culminate with the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement. 

Said the project website for CPV Smyth Generation, which is backed by Competitive Power Ventures: “CPV Smyth plans to permit, build, and operate a new 700 megawatt (‘MW’) combined-cycle electric generating facility in Smyth County, Virginia. The project will use clean-burning natural gas and state-of-the-art technology, including two combustion turbines (‘CT’), two heat recovery steam generators (‘HRSG’) and one steam turbine (‘ST’) capable of producing electricity in a highly efficient and environmentally friendly manner. When constructed, the project will be one of the most efficient combined cycle electric generating facilities in the United States, generating enough electricity to power more than 700,000 homes.”

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