Williams Flexible decommissions 62-MW power plant in New Mexico

Williams Flexible Generation LLC told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 27 that since it has shut its 62-MW plant, it is filing a notice of cancellation of its market-based rate tariff.

Williams Flexible owns and has operated an approximately 62-MW generating facility, the Milagro Facility, which is located in the southwest region near Bloomfield, N.M. WFG is authorized to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services at market-based rates. In November 2010, the commission accepted the company’s current FERC market-based rate tariff, effective Sept. 27, 2010.

Said the company: “On March 31, 2016, WFG’s only contract setting forth a power sale obligation expired, and WFG suspended operations of the Milagro Facility. The Milagro Facility is not currently producing energy, and WFG has not made any energy, capacity, or ancillary services sales from the Milagro Facility or any other source since the expiration of its power sales contract at the end of March. On April 1, 2016, WFG commenced decommissioning of the Milagro Facility, and completed the decommissioning process on April 30, 2016. WFG does not intend to sell energy, capacity, or ancillary services sales generated by any facility other than the Milagro Facility, which having been decommissioned is no longer operational.”

In a July 2010 filing with FERC, Williams described Milagro as a 62-MW, gas-fired, topping cycle plant that is associated with a gas processing facility.

A company contact is: Mari Ramsey, Senior Counsel, The Williams Companies Inc., One Williams Center, Suite 4700, Tulsa, OK 74172, (918) 573-2611, Mari.Ramsey@Williams.com.

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