PJM, LS Power alter size, timing of new capacity at New Jersey plant

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with West Deptford Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Atlantic City Electric that supersedes an ISA previously filed with the commission.

The new West Deptford ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of an increase of 235 MW, for a total of 1,095 MW, at a generating facility located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. The West Deptford ISA indicates that West Deptford shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 1,021 MW. This amount consists of 786 MW that West Deptford had at the Point of Interconnection prior to the interconnection request associated with this ISA and 235 MW associated with the interconnection request resulting in the new West Deptford ISA.

The West Deptford ISA includes amendments to the prior agreement to reflect changes like: the queue number that corresponds to the interconnection request associated with the West Deptford ISA; revisions to the project milestones; and revisions to the specifications regarding Maximum Facility Output, equipment configuration, Capacity Interconnection Rights, construction responsibility, the attachment facilities charge, and the amount of security. 

Specifications were revised to indicate that the generating facility will have a Maximum Facility Output of 1,095 MW rather than 860 MW, reflecting an increase of 235 MW rather than an increase of 210 MW, and to include a revised description of the generating facility’s equipment configuration. Specifications were revised to indicate that West Deptford will have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 1,021 MW rather than 786 MW, reflecting an increase of 235 MW rather than an increase of 136 MW.

This deal covers the West Deptford Energy Station on Paradise and Crown Point roads in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County, N.J. It covers a natural gas-fueled combined cycle facility consisting of two independent trains; a 2×1 train consisting of two combustion turbines and one steam turbine; and a 1×1 train consisting of a single combustion turbine and a single steam turbine.

The old agreement called for commercial operation of the new capacity by June 1, 2015, while the revision calls for commercial operation by June 1, 2019.

A project contact is: West Deptford Energy LLC c/o LS Power Development, 400 Chesterfield Center, Suite 110, Chesterfield, MO 63017, Attn: Project Manager, Rcolozza@LSPower.com, Phone (636) 532-2200. 

The LS Power website shows West Deptford as consisting of 738 MW of already-developed capacity, with a 400-MW expansion in the works.

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