PJM terminates wholesale deal for 4-MW landfill gas project in Pennsylvania

PJM Interconnection on July 11 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the cancellation of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) with Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co. and interconnecting transmission owner West Penn Power.

The WMPA had been filed with the commission in November 2012. Said the July 11 notice: “The WMPA is being cancelled because the three-year suspension period expired; and the Wholesale Market Participant has decided not to move forward with its interconnection project and will not participate in PJM’s markets.”

The project has been under PJM Queue Position #Y1-027. It was the Westmoreland Landfill Gas Plant project, to be located at 111 Conner Lane, BelleVernon, Pa. The Maximum Facility Output was to be 4 MW, consisting of four 1-MW CAT 3516 engines.

Under the WMPA, by Dec. 31, 2013, Westmoreland Landfill was to demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

The developer contact information is: Westmoreland Landfill Gas Co., P.O. Box M, Ligonier, PA 15658.

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