Led by a couple of big gas projects, April 2016 a busy month for new power plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in a June 6 update, said that in April a total of 3,585 MW of new capacity came on-line, much of that coming from a new gas-fired plant of Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

The FERC Office of Energy Projects releases its Energy Infrastructure Update on a monthly basis.

The plants that came on-line in April are:

  • Dominion Virginia Power’s natural gas-fired, 1,358 MW Brunswick County Power Station Project in Brunswick County, Virginia.
  • Florida Power and Light’s 1,277 MW, natural gas-fired Port Everglades Expansion Project in Broward County, Florida. FPL is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE).
  • Appalachian Power’s 211 MW, natural gas-fired Clinch River Gas Conversion Project in Russell County, Virginia. This is a refueling of existing coal-fired capacity. Appalachian is part of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP).
  • Sky Global Power One LLC’s 51.6 MW, natural gas-fired Sky Global Power One Project in Colorado County, Texas. A portion of the power generated is sold to San Bernard Electric Coop. Inc. under long-term contract.
  • Midwest Energy Inc.’s 27.6 MW, natural gas-fired Goodman Energy Center Expansion Project in Ellis County, Kansas.
  • Kingfisher Wind LLC’s 298 MW Kingfisher Wind Farm Project in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The power generated is sold to Gulf Power under long-term contract.
  • Grant Wind LLC’s 150 MW Grant Wind Project in Grant County, Oklahoma. The power generated is sold to East Texas Electric Coop. Inc., Western Farmers Electric Coop., and Northeast Texas Electric Coop., all under long-term contracts.
  • Desert Stateline LLC’s 224 MW Desert Stateline Solar Project in San Bernardino County, California. The power generated is sold to Southern California Edison under long-term contract.
  • Blythe Solar 110 LLC’s 36.3 MW Blythe Solar 110 Phase II Expansion Project in Riverside County, California.
  • Louisville Gas and Electric‘s and Kentucky Utilities Co.’s 10 MW E.W. Brown Solar Expansion Project in Mercer County, Kentucky.
  • Duke Energy Florida Solar Solutions LLC’s 5 MW Epcot Solar Project in Orange County, Florida.
  • Garysburg Solar LLC’s 5 MW Garysburg Solar Project in Northampton County, North Carolina. The power generated is sold to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power under long-term contract.
  • Gaston Solar LLC’s 5 MW Gaston Solar Project in Northampton County, North Carolina. The power generated is sold to Virginia Electric and Power under long-term contract.
  • Woodland Solar LLC’s 5 MW Woodland Solar Project in Northampton County, North Carolina. The power generated is sold to Virginia Electric and Power under long-term contract.
  • Consumers Energy’s 3 MW Grand Valley Energy Solar Gardens Project in Ottawa County, Michigan.
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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.