NRG seeks exempt generator status for to-be-purchased unit at Chalk Point

The NRG Chalk Point CT LLC unit of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) on Oct. 1 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

NRG Chalk Point CT was formed for purposes of acquiring, owning and operating an approximately 77-MW combustion turbine unit located at the Chalk Point Generating Station in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and certain associated assets. The facility is currently owned by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and controlled by an affiliate of Chalk Point CT, NRG Chalk Point LLC, under lease arrangements. NRG Chalk Point CT will acquire ownership of the facility from SMECO under a pending deal.

NRG Chalk Point is an EWG that owns and operates the other units at the Chalk Point Generating Station. The unit purchase transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 1, 2015. NRG Chalk Point CT is also filing an application for market-based rate authority, and will be a “public utility” under the Federal Power Act upon acceptance of that application.

The NRG website shows Chalk Point with 667 MW of coal-fired capacity, 1,648 MW of gas-fired capacity and 42 MW of oil-fired generation.

NRG Chalk Point CT also applied on Oct. 1 at FERC for market-based rate authority.

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