Dynegy in the process of uprating several gas plants nationwide

Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) said in its Feb. 25 annual Form 10-K report that it is in the early stages of adding nearly 400 MW of capacity through a series of uprates of power plants in its Gas segment.

The Gas segment is made up of 19 generation facilities within PJM Interconnection (7,337 MW), the California ISO (2,694 MW), ISO New England (2,429 MW) and the New York ISO (1,126 MW) regions, totaling 13,586 MW of capacity.

In PJM, Dynegy is installing a total of 272 MW of uprates, which will be accomplished primarily through upgrades to the hot gas path components of combined cycle gas turbines. The uprates started in the fall of 2015 at the Hanging Rock facility in Ohio and are expected to be completed in the spring of 2017 at Liberty Electric in Pennsylvania.

In New England, at the Lake Road and Milford facilities in Connecticut, Dynegy cleared 70 MW of new uprates in Forward Capacity Auction-10, locking the capacity rate of $7.03 per kW-month for seven years beginning with Planning Year 2019-2020 and extending through Planning year 2025-2026.

In New York, the company will be installing 45 MW of additional uprates at the 1,126-MW Independence facility in 2016.

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