PJM files interconnection construction deal for Moxie Freedom project

PJM Interconnection on Feb. 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement with Moxie Freedom LLC and interconnecting transmission owner PPL Electric Utilities.

The Moxie Freedom CSA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of the Freedom Generation Plant located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It covers costs for needed grid upgrades related to the power project. To facilitate the interconnection of the Freedom Generation Plant, the parties to the Moxie Freedom CSA also entered into an Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) effective Nov. 6, 2015, which the commission accepted. This project is under PJM Queue Positions #Z2-046 and #AA1-066.

A listed project contact is: Moxie Freedom LLC c/o Caithness Corp., 565 Fifth Ave, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Attn: Gary Keevill.

In other news for this project:

  • General Electric (NYSE: GE) said Dec. 8 that it, BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group are co-leading project financing for construction and operation of the Caithness Moxie Freedom power plant – the first plant using GE’s high efficiency 7HA.02 gas turbines to be project financed. Moxie Energy LLC and Caithness Energy LLC jointly developed the combined cycle facility. The 1,029-MW plant will be able to generate the equivalent power needed to supply approximately one million U.S. homes.
  • PJM on Dec. 7 filed with FERC the executed interconnection service agreement with Moxie Freedom. The facility consists of two separate trains of single shaft combustion turbine and steam turbines with a common generator in a Combustion Turbine-Generator–Steam Turbine arrangement.
  • Argan (NYSE: AGX) said Nov. 10 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gemma Power Systems, has received from Moxie Freedom LLC a full notice to proceed with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities for this project. Construction on the $800 million facility is due for completion in 2018.
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