February was a slow month for installation of new power generating capacity, according to a monthly update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Only three generation projects, with a combined capacity of less than 200 MW were commission during February, according to the monthly Energy Infrastructure Update from FERC’s Office of Energy Projects.
There were two renewable projects and one natural gas project deployed during the month. They include:
• Cameron Wind LLC’s 165 MW Cameron Wind Project in Cameron County, Texas;
• MDU Resources Group’s (NYSE:MDU) 18 MW natural gas-fired Lewis and Clark Project in Richland County, Montana, and;
• L&D Solar LLC’s 13 MW Burlington Solar Project in Burlington County, New Jersey.
GenerationHub had previously reported that Cameron Wind is a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy and has an agreement to transfer ownership to home furnishings retailer Ikea USA.
As for the Lewis & Clark unit it is a reciprocating internal combustion engine project being built on the grounds of an existing coal plant to serve customers of affiliate Montana-Dakota Utilities
During the first two months of 2016, 811 MW of new generating capacity has been brought into commercial service, according to FERC. That compares to 1,268 MW of capacity that was brought online during the first two months of 2015.