Eversource works out engineering deal for 484-MW PSEG project in Connecticut

Eversource Energy Service Co., on behalf of affiliate Connecticut Light and Power Co. (CL&P), on July 21 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Agreement for Engineering, Design, Permitting, Siting Services and Operations and Maintenance with PSEG Power Connecticut LLC.

PSEG Power is proposing to install a 484-MW facility comprised of one gas turbine and one steam turbine connecting to United Illuminating Co.’s (UI) Singer Substation in Connecticut. This deal covers the planned Unit 5 at the Bridgeport Harbor plant, which is due to replace a coal-fired unit at the site.

PSEG Power is interconnected with the electrical transmission system of UI, and has entered into a Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement dated Jan. 19, 2016, between itself, UI and ISO New England. ISO-NE’s preliminary summary of violations report, from the initial interconnection analysis for new generating resources seeking qualification in the ISO-NE Forward Capacity Auction, identified several upgrades to the CL&P transmission system that are necessary.

The purpose of the agreement filed July 21 is to set forth the terms and conditions under which CL&P would undertake such transmission upgrades. Section 6 of the agreement requires PSEG Power to reimburse CL&P for the costs and expenses associated with its activities related to providing design, engineering, procurement and construction services, and ongoing operations and maintenance expenses, among other things. CL&P’s costs include applicable overheads and loaders in performing such activities. Under the agreement, CL&P will only charge PSEG Power for its actual costs and will not receive any profit for these services.

A power project contact is: Kathryn Gerlach, Director, Generation Development, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC, 80 Park Plaza T-19, Newark, NJ 07102, (973) 430-8996, Kathryn.gerlach@pseg.com.

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