PJM studies extra output for LSP University Park peaker in Illinois

LSP University Park LLC is proposing to increase the available output of its existing simple cycle generators at an Illinois power plant by a total of 20 MW, said PJM Interconnection in a study on the project dated February 2016.

The plant is located in Will County, Illinois. The company has requested to be studied as a 20 MW Energy (20 MW Capacity) resource addition interconnecting into the Commonwealth Edison area. With the addition of this queue position, the facility will be granted capacity interconnection rights (CIRs) in the amount of 560 MW.

This is a 12-unit simple cycle plant. Each combustion turbine unit is currently has 45 MW of CIRs and the additional 20 MW will be distributed among them, PJM noted.

This Generation Interconnection Feasibility Study provides analysis results to aid LSP University Park in assessing the practicality and cost of incorporating the facility into the PJM system. This study was limited to load flow analyses of probable contingencies. If the the company elects to pursue a System Impact Study, a more comprehensive analysis will be performed.

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