PJM works out revised interconnect for uprated Liberty Electric plant in Pa.

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 6 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) with Liberty Electric Power LLC and transmission owner PECO Energy covering an uprate to an existing power plant.

The Liberty ISA supersedes the conforming ISA entered into among PJM, Liberty and PECO, designated as Original Service Agreement No. 2005, which had an effective date of July 7, 2008.

The Liberty ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of 606.5 MW of Maximum Facility Output (MFO) at the Liberty Electric Facility located in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The stated MFO includes an increase of 65.5 MW over Liberty’s previous interconnection. The Liberty ISA indicates that Liberty shall have capacity interconnection rights (CIRs) in the amount of 560 MW at the Point(s) of Interconnection, which includes 541 MW of CIRs that Liberty had prior to this new interconnection request, and 19 MW of CIRs granted as a result of this ISA.

The Liberty Electric Facility is located at 1000 Industrial Highway, Eddystone, Pa. It has two combustion turbine generators and one steam turbine generator operated in combined cycle configuration.

A company contact is: Liberty Electric Power LLC c/o Dynegy Inc., 601 Travis St., Suite 1400, Houston, TX 77002, Attn: VP Asset Management.

Liberty was one of the plants that Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) bought earlier this year in its acquisition of EquiPower Resources Corp. from Energy Capital Partners. In the FERC proceedings related to that sale, Liberty was described as a 549 MW (summer) combined cycle, natural gas-fired facility.

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