CPV Valley files EWG notice for 678-MW project in New York

CPV Valley LLC, which is developing a gas-fired power project in New York, on Jan. 7 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator.

CPV Valley is an indirect subsidiary of: GIP II CPV Intermediate Holdings Partnership LP, which is an indirect subsidiary of six funds managed by Global Infrastructure Management LLC; and Diamond Generating Corp., which is an indirect subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp.

CPV Valley is developing and plans to construct, own and operate an approximately 678-MW (summer) gas-fired project that will be located in Orange County, New York. CPV Valley will sell electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services from the CPV Valley Project exclusively at wholesale.

The CPV Valley Project will include limited electric interconnection facilities necessary to effectuate CPV Valley’s wholesale power sales. Through interconnection facilities in which CPV Valley will own interests, the CPV Valley Project will be interconnected with the transmission system owned by the New York Power Authority and operated by the New York Independent System Operator, the filing noted.

The company on Jan. 8 filed with FERC for approval to make power sales at market-based rates.

In other developments for this project:

  • Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC applied Nov. 13, 2015, at FERC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for its proposed Valley Lateral Project, which will supply gas to this plant. The lateral project consists of the installation of an approximately 7.8-mile long, 16-inch diameter lateral from Millennium’s mainline in Orange County, New York, to the site of this new natural gas combined-cycle generator located in the Town of Wawayanda, New York. The lateral project is designed to provide around 130,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service to the CPV Valley Energy Center. 
  • Burns & McDonnell on Sept. 17, 2015, said that it is teaming with Skanska USA and Ecco III Enterprises Construction to design and construct this plant. It said construction was expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. The plant is expected to be in commercial operation by early 2018. The CPV Valley Energy Center will be powered by two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST-5000 steam turbine and three SGen-1000A generators.
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