Indeck Niles develops 1,000-MW project in Michigan

Indeck Niles LLC, which is developing a 1,000-MW, gas-fired project in Michigan, on Sept. 7 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

The company said it has filed a similar notice with the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Indeck Niles will operate a 1,000-MW natural gas-fueled cogeneration facility under development in Niles, Michigan. The facility will interconnect with American Electric Power and will sell power into the PJM Interconnection market. The facility is expected to begin generating test energy in 2020. The EWG notice provided no other project details.

Indeck Niles is a subsidiary of Indeck Energy Services Inc., a developer and owner of generation in the United States.

A company contact is: Wendy Taube, Counsel, Indeck Niles LLC, 600 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Suite 300, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, wtaube@indeckenergy.com.

Indeck Energy Services proposes to interconnect a 994-MW natural gas-fired facility to the AEP transmission system in Michigan, said a PJM study on the project dated June 2016. The point of interconnection is located approximately one mile west of the existing Kenzie Creek 345/138 kV substation. This point will tie together the Cook–Kenzie Creek 345 kV circuit section and the Cook–East Elkhart 345 kV circuit section via a new switching station.

The proposed project, under PJM queue #AA2-116, is to be located in Cass County, Michigan. The requested in-service date is April 1, 2020. Cass County is in southwest Michigan, right along the border with Indiana.

This System Impact Study is a mid-point in a queue process that eventually leads to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement. This would be a 2×1 combined cycle facility with a Maximum Facility Output (MFO) of 994 MW. AA2-116 consists of two combustion turbine generators and a single steam turbine generator.

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