990-MW Mattawoman project has October 2018 target to be in-service

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will publish in the April 28 Federal Register a notice that on April 15, Mattawoman Energy LLC submitted a coal capability self-certification under section 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978.

This coal-capability certification is a remnant of the energy crisis days of the 1970s and doesn’t mean that Mattawoman Energy has any plan to burn coal at this 990-MW, gas-fired plant in Maryland. DOE said the planned in-service date for the project is Oct. 31, 2018.

The Maryland Public Service Commission last November granted a final approval for the Mattawoman combined-cyle project. Project company Mattawoman Energy is a project affiliate of Panda Power Funds.

Mattawoman Energy filed for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for this project, at a nominal size of 859 MW, in July 2013. The project was later uprated to 990 MW. The project site is in Prince George’s County, Maryland, about 12 miles southeast of Washington D.C.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.