NextEra pursues interconnect for 20-MW storage project in central Pennsylvania

The NextEra Energy Resources unit of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) has proposed a 20-MW energy storage facility located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

PJM Interconnection said in a June 2016 study on the project that the installed facilities will have a total capability of 20 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is December 2016. This study does not imply a Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AA2-104, will interconnect with the Penelec transmission system at the Bigby 115-kV substation. Project AA2-104 was studied with a commercial probability of 100%.

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 NextEra. It is a mid-point in a PJM queue process that eventually leads to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement.

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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.