Quantum Lake gives up EWG status for shut power plant in Florida

Quantum Lake Power LP told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an April 19 notice that its 121-MW, gas- and oil-fired plant in Florida is shut and so it no longer needs the exempt wholesale generator designation for the facility.

The company said that in February 2015 it suspended operations at this combined-cycle plant and then began the process of decommissioning it. In February of this year, the company notified FERC that it was cancelling its market-based rate tariff for the plant. The commission accepted that notice on April 4.

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.

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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.