Oregon Clean Energy’s 960-MW project in Ohio due for operation in 2016

Oregon Clean Energy LLC on Aug. 12 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator (EWG) status based on its development, ownership and operation of an approximately 960-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle project in Oregon, Ohio.

The generating facility will be interconnected with transmission facilities owned and controlled by American Transmission Systems Inc. within the PJM Interconnection market. The facility is presently expected to commence electric generation and begin sales of test energy in 2016.

As of this point, funds managed and controlled exclusively by Ares EIF Management LLC (amounting to 50% of the ultimate interests in the applicant) and I Squared Capital (also 50% of the ultimate interests in the applicant) own and control all of the voting or equivalent interests in the applicant.

A project contact listed in the EWG notice is: Noah Ehrenpreis, Oregon Clean Energy LLC c/o Ares EIF Management LLC, Three Charles River Place, 63 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494, nehrenpreis@aresmgmt.com.

In other recent news for this project:

  • The Ohio Power Siting Board on June 30 granted an application filed by Oregon Clean Energy to amend its certificate to construct this facility, allowing an increase of capacity from the original 799 MW to 960 MW. Oregon Clean Energy said the increase in capacity is associated with use of duct firing under colder temperature conditions than originally considered.
  • PJM on June 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised, executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Oregon Clean Energy and American Transmission Systems Inc. (ATSI) that includes this uprate. Under this agreement, on or before May 28, 2017, Oregon Clean must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The project is under PJM queue #Y1-069 and #AA1-056. The Oregon Energy Center is located on N. Lallendorf Rd. in Lucas County, near Toledo. It consists of two 313-MW gas combustion turbines and one 336-MW steam turbine.
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