Panda Patriot leads major natural gas projects that came online in June

A 944-MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant that Panda Power Funds developed in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, was the largest electric generating facility to come online during June, according to a recently-released infrastructure update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

FERC’s Office of Energy Projects released its monthly Energy Infrastructure Update on July 29. According to FERC, 1,581 MW of new natural gas-fueled generation came online during June. The report also indicates that 92 MW of solar power came online during the month.

During the first six months of the year, 9,925 MW of new generating capacity has come online – and that’s ahead of the mid-year 2015 total of 5,741 MW, according to the FERC data.

The Panda Patriot plant was the largest facility deployed during the month. Half of the power generated at the Patriot plant will be sold into the PJM Interconnection LLC market under long-term contract. Other projects that came online during June include:

  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative’s 404 MW natural gas-fired Elk Station Expansion Project in Floyd County, Texas.
  • Wolverine Power Supply Corp.’s 227 MW natural gas-fired Alpine Power Plant Phase 2 Expansion Project in Otsego County, Michigan.
  • Brigham Young University Idaho’s 5.6 MW natural gas-fired Central Energy Plant Project in Madison County, Idaho. The power generated is sold to Rocky Mountain Power under long-term contact.
  • Southern Co. (NYSE:SO) subsidiary Georgia Power’s 30 MW Fort Benning Solar Project in Chattahoochee County, Georgia. The power generated is sold to the U.S. Army under long-term contract.
  • Ameresco Inc.’s 18.6 MW Fort Detrick Solar Project in Frederick County, Maryland. The power generated is sold to the U.S. Army under long-term contract.
  • American Solar Greenworks LLC’s 15 MW American Solar Greenworks Project in Los Angeles County, California. The power generated is sold to Southern California Edison under long-term contract.
  • SR Jenkins LLC’s 13 MW SR Jenkins Fort Lupton Solar Project in Weld County, Colorado. The power generated is sold to United Power under long-term contract.
  • Grindstone Solar LLC’s 7 MW Grindstone Solar Project in Vigo County, Indiana. The power generated is sold to Duke Energy Indiana under long-term contract.
  • GroSolar’s 2.85 MW Tannery Row Landfill Solar Project in Oneida County, New York. The power generated is sold to the City of Rome under long-term contract.
  • Indianapolis Power and Light’s Harding Street 20 MW Battery Storage Project in Marion County, Indiana.
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