National Grid works out new interconnect deal for Wheelabrator Saugus plant

New England Power Co. d/b/a National Grid filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 21 a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Wheelabrator Saugus Inc. for an existing power plant that as of Jan. 1 is making open market sales.

The Saugus LGIA is an undisputed agreement between National Grid and Wheelabrator Saugus for the continued provision of interconnection service to an existing generating facility that Wheelabrator Saugus owns and operates. National Grid requests that the commission accept the Saugus LGIA effective as of Jan. 1, 2016.

Wheelabrator Saugus owns and operates a waste-to-energy generating facility with a nameplate capacity of 36.29 MW located in Saugus, Massachusetts. National Grid currently provides interconnection service to Wheelabrator Saugus under two agreements: a letter agreement titled “NEP/RESCO Interconnection” dated September 1983; and an Amended and Restated Agreement dated January 1986.

National Grid has determined that the Saugus Facility is a qualifying facility (QF) that would begin engaging in wholesale sales to third parties after an existing power purchase agreement between National Grid and Wheelabrator Saugus expired on Dec. 31, 2015. As stated in the Saugus LGIA, National Grid and Wheelabrator Saugus agreed this new deal would become effective on Jan. 1, 2016.

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