PJM works on interconnection of 308-MW Hecate gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

Hecate Energy Franklin Generation Station LLC is working at PJM Interconnection on the interconnection of a 308-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, under PJM queue #AA1-045, to the West Penn Power transmission system.

Hecate has proposed a commercial operation date in October 2018 for the proposed facility, said PJM in a System Impact Study dated September 2015. This study is a mid-point in the PJM queue process on the way to a final Interconnection Service Agreement. This System Impact Study Report provides the documentation of an assessment that has been performed by FirstEnergy Service Co. on behalf of West Penn Power in response to a request made by Hecate.

Hecate wants to construct this power plant connected to a common bus with a maximum facility output of 308 MW (308 MW capacity and 308 MW energy.) For purposes of this report, it has been designated as the “McConnellsburg–Guilford 138 kV Project.” The Point of Interconnection for the project will be accomplished by building a new 138-kV 3 breaker ring bus substation near Barnes Road in Franklin City, Pennsylvania.

Project #AA1-045 is a combined cycle facility which consists of one 114.1-MW steam turbine and one 202.9-MW combustion turbine, with 10 MW being consumed as auxiliary service load.

The study doesn’t give any information on Hecate itself.

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