Developer pursues 550-MW, gas-fired project in northern West Virginia

ESC Harrison County Power LLC has proposed a combined-cycle natural gas-fired facility located about 1.5 miles southeast of the Glen Falls substation in Harrison County, West Virginia, said a May 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 550 MW with 550 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is June 1, 2020. This study does not imply a Monongahela Power commitment to this in-service date.

For this project, with PJM queue #AA2-119, the connection from the Mon Power transmission system to ESC Harrison’s facilities will be provided through a direct connection to the 138 kV bus in the Glen Falls substation.

A diagram in the study shows the project will be made up of a 437-MW combustion turbine and a 244-MW steam turbine.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by the power project developer. It is a mid-point in a queue process that eventually leads to an Interconnection Service Agreement. The project entered the queue in April 2015.

The West Virginia Secretary of State corporate database shows the only member of ESC Harrison County Power is Energy Solutions Consortium Holdings LLC, 360 Delaware Ave., Ste 406, Buffalo, NY 14202.

The website of Energy Solutions Consortium LLC shows the same street address, with the company saying that it develops gas-based projects, including power plants and LNG facilities, with a focus in the Appalachian Basin.

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