Applied Energy, which controls three California cogens, seeks market authority

Applied Energy LLC on Oct. 24 applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a blanket approval for market-based rates for its wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services.

Applicant is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Power Enterprises LLC, which is ultimately controlled by Atlantic Power Corp. Applicant owns and operates three natural gas-fired, combined heat and power cogeneration Qualifying Facilities (QFs) located on U.S. naval bases in San Diego, California, and interconnected with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area. The three QFs include:

  • the Naval Station Cogeneration Facility with a nameplate rating of 49.9 MW;
  • the Naval Training Center Cogeneration Facility with a nameplate rating of 25.58 MW; and
  • the North Island Cogeneration Facility with a nameplate rating of 42.7 MW.

Both the Naval Station and Naval Training Center Stations are Exempt Wholesale Generators (EWGs), and substantially all of the electricity generated is sold to San Diego Gas & Electric under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). Steam generated by the facilities is sold to the U.S. Navy under Negotiated Utility Services Contracts. The long-term PPAs associated with the electrical output of the facilities will expire in December 2019.

A company contact is: Jeffrey S. Levy, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Atlantic Power Corp., 3 Allied Drive, Suite 220, Dedham, MA 02026, (617) 977-2400 (phone), jlevy@atlanticpower.com.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.