CPV Fairview pursues 1,050-MW combined cycle project in Cambria County, Pa.

CPV Fairview LLC is pursuing at PJM Interconnection an Interconnection Service Agreement for a 1,050-MW, combined-cycle power plant in Pennsylvania.

PJM posted to its website a September 2015 System Impact Study, which is a mid-point in the queue system, for this project. The intent of the 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 the project developer. The study estimates do not include the feasibility, cost, or time required to obtain property rights and permits for construction of the required facilities. The project developer is responsible for the right of way, real estate, and construction permit issues.

CPV Fairview has proposed a natural gas-fired facility located Cambria County, Pa. It will have a total capability of 1,050 MW with 1,000 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is in October 2019. This study does not imply a Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) commitment to this in-service date, the study noted.

The Point of Interconnection for this project, under queue #AA1-076, will be in the Penelec transmission system along the Hunterstown-Conemaugh 500-kV line. Based on the scope of the connection facilities, it is expected to take a minimum of 33 months from the signing of an Interconnection Construction Service Agreement to complete the grid installations required for the project, the study said.

Project AA1-076 was studied with a commercial probability of 100% using a Summer Peak 2018 case. AA1-076 is a combined cycle facility which is to consist of one 401-MW steam turbine and two 337-MW combustion turbines.

Said the project’s website: “Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is dedicated to developing electric generating facilities that help meet our future energy needs in an environmentally responsible manner. We focus on natural gas-powered electric generating facilities like the CPV Fairview Energy Center, and renewable energy facilities, as a means of achieving a cleaner energy future. We are proud to be working with the people of Jackson Township, Cambria County and the State of Pennsylvania to build this state-of-the-art energy center to help meet the energy and economic needs of approximately 900,000 Pennsylvania homes.”

The website noted: “Natural gas for the energy center will come from the Spectra TETCO gas transmission located approximately 1 mile north.” It gives the power project location as the Yurasek/Salvage Heaven Property, an 87-acre site located North of Vinco along William Penn Highway.

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