PJM files interconnect deal for Virginia Electric’s 1,681-MW Greensville project

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Virginia Electric and Power as both the power plant developer and the interconnecting transmission owner for the Greensville power plant project.

In addition, PJM submitted a notice of cancellation of an Interim Interconnection Service Agreement among the same parties, which is being superseded by the ISA.

The Virginia Electric ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Greensville Generating Facility, to be located in Greensville County, Va. It is to have a Maximum Facility Output of 1,681 MW. The ISA further indicates that Virginia Electric shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 1,630 MW.

The project site is at 2500 Rogers Road, Emporia, Greensville County. This is a 3×1 combined cycle facility. Under the ISA, on or before June 1, 2019, Virginia Electric must demonstrate commercial operation of all four generating units. The project is under PJM Queue Position #Z1-086.

In other news for this project: 

  • The Virginia State Corporation Commission staff is not opposed to the project, as long its ongoing look at how the utility conducted a request for proposals (RFP) for alternative power supply shows that the utility “adequately considered” alternatives. Marc A. Tufaro, a commission staffer, made that point in Nov. 20 testimony in a case filed on July 2 where Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power is seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for this project. The company, which is a unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), said it plans to begin construction in April 2016 and have the project in commercial operation by December 2018.
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas said in a May 26 announcement that it received an order from Virginia Electric and Power for the supply of three M501J gas turbines for the Greensville project.
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