Blue Cube registers in Texas for 583-MW facility

Blue Cube Operations LLC filed a brief registration statement on Sept. 30 with the Public Utility Commission of Texas over a 583-MW, gas-fired facility in Brazoria County.

The registration was as a new self-generator. It said the facility interconnects into the CenterPoint transmission system, and is located at 2301 N. Brazosport Blvd. in Freeport, Texas.

Company contact information is: Fanar Sefa, Commercial Manager, 2020 South Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX, 77077, fsefa@olinbc.com, phone: 979-238-6607.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September 2015 approved an application from Blue Cube Operations LLC for authorization of a proposed transaction in which The Dow Chemical Co. would transfer its ownership and control of Blue Cube to Olin Corp. Blue Cube owns approximately 563 MW of generation capacity located in Freeport, Texas, within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, as well as an undivided 19.86% interest in approximately 1,382 MW of generation capacity located in Plaquemine, Louisiana, within the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market.

All of the generation capacity at both the Freeport and Plaquemine sites has been certified as Qualifying Cogeneration Facilities. This generation is used primarily to support chemical manufacturing and industrial operations at the Freeport and Plaquemine sites. However, excess energy and capacity is periodically sold to third parties when not required for plant operations.

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