Quantum Lake decommissions 121-MW, dual-fuel plant in Florida

Quantum Lake Power LP, due to the shutdown and ongoing decommissioning of its 121-MW plant in Florida, on Feb. 16 told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it is seeking the termination of its market-based rate authority and the cancellation of its market-based rate tariff.

Quantum Lake owns and has operated an approximately 121-MW dual-fueled (oil and natural gas) combined-cycle facility located in the Florida Power Corp. balancing authority area. In February 2015, Quantum Lake suspended operations of the facility and it is not currently producing energy.

The company had previously sold the power from the facility to Seminole Electric Cooperative under a short-term tolling contract which expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The facility’s energy after that date, including any energy produced in 2015 prior to the suspension of operations, was sold into the wholesale market based upon Quantum Lake’s authority to make sales at market-based rates.

The Feb. 16 filing added: “Lake has decided to decommission the Facility. The decommissioning process has begun and, thus, Lake will no longer be making any sales of generated energy, capacity, or ancillary services pursuant to its market-based rate authority and related market-based rate tariff.”

A company contact is: W. Lance Schuler, General Counsel, Quantum Utility Generation LLC, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1800, Houston, TX 77010, Phone: (713) 485-8640, Fax: (713) 485-8641, lschuler@quantumug.com.

The Quantum website shows that this plant is located in Umatilla, Florida. Said the website: “Quantum Utility Generation, LLC (‘QUG’) is an experienced and well-capitalized power generation company. We are focused on the acquisition, development and operations of power plants to meet the needs of North America’s electric utilities and industrial customers.”

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