Fairless Energy pursues PJM clearance for 74-MW plant uprate

Fairless Energy LLC is pursuing through PJM Interconnection an approval of the grid upgrades needed to support a 74-MW uprate of its power plant in Pennsylvania.

The intent of a System Impact Study on the project, dated September 2015 and issued by PJM, 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 Fairless Energy.

Fairless Energy has proposed an uprate to an existing natural-fired facility located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This project requests an increase to the installed capability of 74 MW with 74 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The installed facilities will have a total capability 1,342 MW with 1,268.8 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project was June 2015. This project, under queue #AA1-079, will interconnect with the PECO transmission system at the Emilie 230-kV substation.

AA1-079 is made up of two 233.8-MW steam turbines and four 226.9-MW combustion turbines.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.