830-MW Panda Patriot project in Pennsylvania due for start around July 1 of this year

Panda Patriot LLC, saying its power project is due for operation on July 1, on June 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a proposed Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service Tariff.

Panda Patriot will provide Reactive Service pursuant to the Reactive Service Tariff from its natural gas-fired combined cycle station in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Panda Patriot requested that the commission issue an order by July 31, 2016, accepting the Reactive Service Tariff effective July 1, 2016, without modification, suspension, or further proceedings.

The Panda Patriot Facility is scheduled to begin producing energy and Reactive Service on or prior to July 1, 2016. “In the event that commercial service is delayed beyond July 1, 2016, the proposed Reactive Service Tariff includes a provision that would reduce the payment Panda Patriot receives for reactive power on a pro rata basis to account for the delayed commercial operation,” the application said. “Panda Patriot commits that it will inform PJM of any such delay on or before July 1, 2016.”

The Panda Patriot Facility has two single shaft combined cycle units and a triple-pressure reheat heat recovery steam generator. Each unit is nominally rated at 415 MW, giving the Panda Patriot Facility a combined nominal rating of 830 MW. The Panda Patriot Facility’s expected summer rating is 765 MW. The Panda Patriot Facility will interconnect to the PPL Electric Utilities transmission system, which is under the operational control of PJM Interconnection.

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