PJM works out with Calpine an interconnect deal for expanded Pennsylvania power plant

PJM Interconnection filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 27 an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Calpine Mid-Merit LLC and transmission owner PECO Energy that covers an expansion of a gas-fired power plant in York County, Pa.

The Calpine ISA facilitates the interconnection of the Delta York facility located in York County. This facility consists of Delta York #1, a combined cycle facility with a Maximum Facility Output of 575 MW, and Delta York #2, a combined cycle facility with a Maximum Facility Output of 760 MW, for a combined Maximum Facility Output for this plant of 1,335 MW. The total stated size represents an increase in Maximum Facility Output of 760 MW over Calpine’s previous interconnection.

Under this ISA (worked out under PJM queue #Y3-043), on or before June 1, 2017, Calpine Mid-Merit must demonstrate commercial operation of the three extra generating units covered by this ISA.

Delta York #1 is a combined cycle facility consisting of three combustion turbines and one steam turbine generator. The planned Delta York #2 is a combined cycle facility consisting of two combustion turbines and one steam turbine generator.

A contact address in the ISA is: Calpine Mid-Merit LLC c/o Calpine Corp., 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 600, Wilmington, DE 19801, Attn: Champe Fisher.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published a May 9 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin saying it intends to approve an permit for this project.

Said the Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) website: “The York 2 Energy Center is a proposed 760-megawatt, dual-fueled, combined-cycle electric generating facility that will provide enhanced reliability to the regional power market. It will be located on the same site as Calpine’s York Energy Center in Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania. The project is expected to begin commercial operations by the summer of 2017.”

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