Dynegy works out new interconnect deal for uprated plant in Illinois

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 19 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Dynegy Kendall Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Commonwealth Edison that covers 80 MW of total uprates out of four units at an existing power plant.

The Kendall ISA supersedes an agreement between ComEd and LSP-Kendall Energy LLC that became effective in May 2004.

The Kendall ISA facilitates the interconnection of the Kendall Energy Center, located in Minooka, Illinois, with a Maximum Facility Output of 1,218.8 MW. The facility consists of four combustion turbines, with Units 1, 2, and 4 having a Maximum Facility Output of 304.2 MW, and Unit 3 having a Maximum Facility Output of 306.2 MW.

This is an increase in the Maximum Facility Output of the units of up to 80 MW (20 MW for each unit listed) over the previous agreement. For Units 1, 2, and 4, the amount includes 284.2 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the prior interconnection, and 20 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the new ISA. For Unit 4, the amount includes 286.2 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with its prior interconnection, and 20 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the new ISA. A section in the new ISA states that for each of the four units, the additional 20 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights will be available on an interim basis from the effective date of the Kendall ISA (Sept. 18, 2015) through May 31, 2017 (called the “interim time period”).

On or before Dec. 1, 2015, Dynegy Kendall must demonstrate commercial operation of 20 MW of additional capacity for each of Units 1 and 3; and on or before Dec. 1, 2016, it must demonstrate commercial operation of 20 MW of additional capacity for each of Units 2 and 4.

A company contact is: Dynegy Kendall Energy LLC, 601 Travis Street, Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77002, Attn: Jerry Keeney.

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