PJM files wholesale deal for 4.8-MW Bio Energy landfill project in Ohio

PJM Interconnection filed on Aug. 22 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Bio Energy (Ohio III) LLC and Duke Energy Business Services LLC (on behalf of transmission owner Duke Energy Ohio).

“PJM is submitting the Bio Energy WMPA for filing because Bio Energy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to Duke Energy’s distribution facilities,” said the filing.

The Bio Energy WMPA facilitates participation in PJM’s organized wholesale markets via wholesale sales from a 4.8-MW landfill/methane gas facility located in Brown County, Ohio. The Bio Energy WMPA indicates that Bio Energy will have Capacity Interconnection Rights of 4.8 MW commencing on June 1, 2019, and that nothing in the WMPA provides Bio Energy with any rights with respect to the use of distribution facilities. It further provides for Capacity Interconnection Rights on an interim basis during the time period from July 21, 2016, to May 31, 2019 (the “interim time period”) in an amount not to exceed 4.8 MW.

The project is under PJM Queue Position #AA2-100. The location is near State Route 68 in Georgetown, Brown County. It is a landfill methane gas-fired synchronous generator.

On or before Oct. 31, 2018, Bio Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

Project contact information is: Bio Energy (Ohio III) LLC, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 115 Nashville, TN 37203.

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