Robinson Power pursues 1,025-MW, gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

Robinson Power Co. LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Robinson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, said a September 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities, located near Pittsburgh, will have a total capability of 1,025 MW with 950 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is July 1, 2019. This study does not imply a Monongahela Power (the interconnecting transmission owner) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AB1-069, will interconnect with the Monongahela Power transmission system through building a new three-breaker ring bus interconnection substation. The name of this new 500-kV substation is the Devils Run Substation and it is to be located near Devils Run Road, Burgettstown, Pa.

This is to be a 2×1 combined-cycle natural gas facility, consisting of two 292.6-MW combustion turbines and one 462.7-MW steam turbine.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by Robinson Power. It is a mid-point in a PJM queue system that eventually leads to an Interconnection Service Agreement.

Notable is that Robinson Power had been pursuing through PJM, under queue #Z2-064, an approval for a 651-MW, gas-fired project at this location. PJM records show that queue request was withdrawn in June 2015.

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