PJM files wholesale deal for small landfill-gas power project in Pennsylvania

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 6 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co. Inc. and interconnecting transmission owner West Penn Power.

“PJM is submitting the Westmoreland WMPA for filing because Westmoreland intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to West Penn’s distribution facilities,” said PJM.

The agreement covers the Westmoreland Landfill Project, to be located at 345 Donner Lane, Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The maximum facility output is to be 7.2 MW. The project is to consist of a single steam turbine-generator set with related auxiliary equipment and switchgear. The project is under PJM Queue Position #AA1-112.

Under the agreement, on or before Aug. 7, 2016, Westmoreland must demonstrate commercial operation of the generating unit.

A project contact is: Joshua Whetzel, President, Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co. Inc., PO Box M, Ligonier, PA 15658.

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