NAES to run four J-POWER gas plants in Long Island

NAES Corp. has been selected by J-POWER USA to operate four Long Island, New York, power-generating plants, effective May 1.

The plants include Edgewood Energy LLC at Brentwood; Equus Power I LP at Freeport; Pinelawn Power LLC at West Babylon; and Shoreham Energy LLC at Brookhaven.

GenerationHub records show Edgewood with a generating capacity of about 100 MW; Equus 60 MW; Pinelawn 82 MW; and Shoreham 100 MW. Shoreham is listed with fuel oil as a fuel source.

The addition of these four assets brings the count of J-POWER USA facilities under NAES’s operation to seven, NAES said in a news release.

The two companies are both U.S.-based branches of international companies.

Chicago-based J-POWER USA is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER), which is the largest wholesale utility in Japan. Issaquah, Washington-based NAES is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corp.

“We are pleased to expand our successful relationship with J-POWER by providing operations and maintenance services to the Long Island plants,” said George Wackerhagen, Senior Vice President of Plant Operations at NAES.”

Paul Peterson, Vice President of Asset Management for J-POWER USA, added, “NAES has consistently delivered the kind of O&M practices that help us realize our vision – which is to own and operate a best-in-class fleet of power plants.”

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