PJM files revised interconnect deals for PSEG’s Kearny, Burlington power plants

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission replacement Interconnection Service Agreements for the Kearny and Burlington power plants of PSEG Fossil LLC that take into account various changes for the power plants.

PSEG Fossil and the interconnecting transmission owner, Public Service Electric & Gas, are both units of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG).

The Kearny ISA facilitates the interconnection of the Kearny Generating Station, a generating facility located in Kearny, New Jersey, with a Maximum Facility Output of 537 MW. This facility consists of Kearny Units 12, 13, and 14, having a Maximum Facility Output of 210 MW, 218 MW, and 109 MW respectively. The Maximum Facility Output of 537 MW represents an increase of 69 MW from the Kearny Generating Station’s prior interconnection.

The Kearny ISA states the total amount of Capacity Interconnection Rights for the Kearny Generation Station is 481 MW. This amount includes 442 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the Kearny station’s prior interconnection, and 39 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with a Kearny ISA interconnection request. The ISA states that the additional 39 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights will be available on an interim basis from the effective date of the Kearny ISA (Oct. 21, 2015) through May 31, 2017.

The original service agreement applied to Kearny Units 9, 10, 11, and 12. Kearny Units 9, 10, and 11 have been retired and thus are not subject to the new Kearny ISA.

The Burlington ISA facilitates the interconnection of the Burlington Generating Station, located in Burlington, New Jersey, with a Maximum Facility Output of 207 MW. The Maximum Facility Output of 207 MW represents an increase of 2 MW over the Burlington Generating Station’s prior interconnection.

The total amount of Capacity Interconnection Rights for the Burlington Generation Station is 376 MW. This amount includes 373 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with the Burlington Generating Station’s prior interconnection, and 3 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights associated with a recent Burlington ISA interconnection request. The 171 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights for Burlington Generating Station Unit 12 will consist of 168 MW associated with its prior interconnection, and an additional 3 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights that will be available on an interim basis from the effective date of the Burlington ISA (Oct. 21, 2015) through May 31, 2017. 

While Burlington Units 8 and 11 were deactivated on June 1, 2015, they retain their Capacity Interconnection Rights for one year after deactivation. In addition, Burlington Generating Station Unit 9 was previously retired or deactivated.

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