57-MW Nassau cogen on Long Island about to lose LIPA as contract customer

Nassau Energy LLC, a New York plant operator that is about to lose a long-term power sales contract, on Jan. 28 applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to engage in sales of wholesale electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services at market-based rates.

Nassau owns and operates an approximately 57-MW topping-cycle cogeneration facility located in Garden City, New York. The Nassau Facility is located in the Long Island submarket of the New York ISO and is certified as a qualifying facility (QF). The net electric output of the Nassau Facility is sold to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

The LIPA PPA is expiring effective as of March 27, 2016. “Accordingly, Nassau is filing the instant Application in order to obtain authority to make sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates upon expiration of the LIPA PPA,” said the application.

Nassau is part of ENGIE S.A. (f/k/a GDF SUEZ S.A.), a European company. In the U.S., ENGIE operates GDF SUEZ Energy North America, with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

A company contact is: J. Kevin Phillips, Director–Compliance, GDF SUEZ Energy North America, 1990 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77056, 713-636-1184, kevin.phillips@gdfsuezna.com.

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