PJM files wholesale deal for 3.2-MW landfill gas project in West Virginia

PJM Interconnection on July 27 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Seven Islands Environmental Solutions LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Appalachian Power.

“PJM is submitting the Seven Islands WMPA for filing because Seven Islands intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to AEP’s distribution facilities,” said the filing. “The Seven Islands WMPA facilitates Seven Islands’ participation in PJM’s organized wholesale markets via wholesale sales from its 3.2 MW generating facility located at the Raleigh County Landfill in Beckley, West Virginia. The Seven Islands WMPA indicates that Seven Islands will have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 2.4 MW and that nothing in the WMPA provides it with any rights with respect to the use of distribution facilities.”

This project is under PJM Queue Position #AB1-180. The Maximum Facility Output is 3.2 MW. It is made up of two Caterpillar G3520C, 1200 RPM landfill gas powered-fired generators.

By Dec. 31, 2016, Seven Islands must demonstrate commercial sale or use of energy and, if applicable obtain capacity qualification consistent with the requirements of the Reliability Assurance Agreement Among Load Serving Entities in the PJM region.

Project contact information is: Seven Islands Environmental Solutions LLC, 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328, Attn: Robert Fairey.

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