PJM revises wholesale deal for landfill gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

PJM Interconnection on June 29 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission revisions to an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co. LLC and interconnecting transmission owner West Penn Power.

PJM is submitting the Westmoreland WMPA for filing because Westmoreland intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to West Penn’s distribution facilities. This WMPA supersedes a prior WMPA among PJM, Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co. Inc. and West Penn, and includes a number of revisions. This includes an increase in the amount of Capacity Interconnection Rights to be provided to Westmoreland, and the need to construct certain network upgrades.  Changes also have been made to update the milestone dates in section 3.1, and revise section 3.4.2 to provide a description of the required network upgrades.

The language was also revised to update the description of the equipment configuration. Specifications section 2.1 has been revised to indicate that Westmoreland will have Capacity Interconnection Rights of 6 MW, which is an increase of 2 MW from the original WMPA. Specifications section 2.1 also has been revised to state that these Capacity Interconnection Rights will be available on an interim basis through May 31, 2019, rather than May 31, 2018.

This project is under PJM Queue Positions #AB1-064/#AA1-112. It is called the Westmoreland Landfill Project, to be located at 345 Donner Lane, Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Maximum Facility Output is 11.2 MW. The project consists of an additional two gas generating units to the existing AA1-112 project. AA1-112 equipment is a single steam turbine-generator set with related auxiliary equipment and switchgear.

On or before Aug. 16, 2017, Westmoreland must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

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