Nippon Dynawave seeks market sales okay for Washington cogen plant

Due to a new power sales contract, Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co. on Sept. 28 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grant expedited authorization for it to make wholesale sales for electric capacity, energy and ancillary services at market-based rates.

Nippon Dynawave owns and operates a fully operational qualifying facility located in Longview, Washington, with an electrical output of 40 MW. Nippon Dynawave seeks market-based rate authority for this single resource.

Nippon Dynawave Packaging is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Its only asset is the liquid packaging paper mill at Longview, Washington. This includes a generating facility certified as a Qualifying Facility. The boilers in the operation are fueled by natural gas, black liquor from the mill, and hog fuel (bark and wood chips) from the mill, and can also burn coal and fuel oil. The steam output of the boilers not used in the mill operations is routed to turbine generators to generate electricity. The generator has an electric capacity of approximately 40 MW.

The energy from the generator is sold to the interconnected utility, Cowlitz Public Utility District, under an Electric Service Agreement dated Aug. 30, 2016.

Nippon Dynawave asked the commission to grant a waiver of the 60-day notice required by its regulations and accept Nippon Dynawave’s tariff effective on Sept. 30, 2016. Good cause exists for granting this waiver because: no market power issues exist: Nippon Dynawave is entering into a Purchase Power Agreement with Cowlitz PUD allowing it to begin delivering energy as of Sept. 1, 2016; and this request is similar to other waivers granted by the commission.

A company contact is: John Carpenter, President, Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co., 3401 Industrial Way, Longview, WA,

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