NTE Ohio wraps up interconnection process at PJM for 513-MW project

In a major step for its Middletown Energy Center proejct, NTE Ohio LLC on Sept. 29 filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board a copy of its newly-minted Interconnection Service Agreement with PJM Interconnection.

The ISA culminates a lengthy PJM process of reviewing the application for interconnection within its transmission queue system. The Ohio board in November 2014 approved the Middletown project and in that approval required that NTE could not commence construction of the facility until it submitted a copy of this final interconnection agreement with PJM. The ISA shows that NTE Ohio signed it on Sept. 28.

Under the ISA, on or before June 1, 2018, NTE Ohio must demonstrate commercial operation of two generating units. The project is under PJM queue #Z1-079.

The Middletown Energy Center is to be located at Oxford State Road and Cincinnati Dayton Road in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio. The Maximum Facility Output is 513 MW. The facility will be a natural gas-fired combined cycle plant utilizing one combustion turbine generator (CTG) and one steam turbine generator (STG).

In other recent news for this project:

  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas said Sept. 8 that it has been selected by NTE Ohio parent NTE Energy to supply one of its M501GAC gas turbines for the Middletown Energy Center.
  • Gemma Power Systems LLC said Aug. 20 that it has received an Interim Notice to Proceed under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services contract with NTE Ohio.
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