Roundtop files reactive supply schedule for new gas-fired plant in Pennsylvania

Roundtop Energy LLC, which has a new gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania, on Feb . 25 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a rate schedule under which Roundtop sets forth its charges and revenue requirements for providing cost-based reactive supply and voltage control from generation sources service.

This service is offered from its natural gas-fired facility located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Roundtop has constructed a facility with a capacity of 22 MW (nameplate) and net output of 21.2 MW. The facility includes five GE Jenbacher J624 type natural gas-fired reciprocating engine-generator sets. The Roundtop Facility is interconnected to the transmission system owned by Pennsylvania Electric and operated by PJM Interconnection. The Roundtop Facility entered into commercial operations in October 2015.

Roundtop is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMG Midstream LLC, which is developing several small gas projects like this in Pennsylvania.

Reactive power provides a stable voltage profile and is required to establish electric fields in facilities, such as transmission lines and electric motors, for the transfer of power, and for the operation of a device such as a motor. The availability of reactive power allows PJM to maintain transmission voltages on its system within acceptable limits.

A company contact is: Donald J. Clayton, Managing Director, IMG Midstream LLC, 6051 Wallace Road Ext, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090, (877) 260-1339,

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