PJM files interconnect deal for Poseidon converter project in New Jersey

PJM Interconnection on May 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement with Poseidon Transmission 1 LLC and transmission owner Public Service Electric and Gas.

The Poseidon ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of 525 MW (Maximum Facility Output) at the Poseidon Facility to be located on Davidsons Mill Road in South Brunswick, New Jersey. The Poseidon ISA indicates that Poseidon shall have 525 MW of Firm Transmission Withdrawal Rights at the Deans 500-kV substation.

The interconnection agreement describes this project as: “An AC/DC HVDC Plus converter station capable of exporting 525 MW to [the New York ISO].” On or before May 1, 2020, Poseidon under this ISA must demonstrate commercial operation of the HVDC terminal.

A project contact listed in the ISA is: Poseidon Transmission 1 LLC c/o Anbaric Transmission, 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 650, Wakefield, MA 01880, 
Attn: Ed Krapels.

Said the Anbaric website: “Edward N. Krapels spent the first 30 years of his career as an energy consultant to governments and companies for Energy Security Analysis, Inc, a company he founded with Sarah Emerson. In 2000, Mr. Krapels left ESAI and founded Anbaric to participate in development of electric transmission projects. The Neptune and Hudson HVDC projects were the first Mr. Krapels helped to develop. Anbaric remains an investor in both projects. In 2008, Mr. Krapels co-founded Viridity Energy, which led to his growing interest in Microgrids as a complement to and modernizing force in clean energy transmission. Today, in addition to the Green Line Infastructure Alliance projects, Mr. Krapels and Anbaric are developing new HVDC projects (including the Poseidon project in New York), as well as several large Microgrid projects in the Northeast.”

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