CPV Fairview LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired facility located in Cambria County, Pa., with a total capability of 1,050 MW, with 1,000 MW of this output being recognized as capacity, said a PJM Interconnection study on the project dated October 2016.
The proposed in-service date for this project is in March 2020. This study does not imply a Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) commitment to this in-service date. This project, under queue #AA1-076, will interconnect with the Penelec transmission system along the Hunterstown-Conemaugh 500-kV line, approximately 11 miles from the Conemaugh substation. This project is located in western Pennsylvania. It will interconnect at a new three-breaker ring bus configured switching station.
The study noted that Penelec’s proposed schedule might not match CPV Fairview’s requested milestone schedule. A project kickoff meeting must occur by Jan. 1, 2017, to meet the milestone schedule listed below.
- 10/01/2018 – Initial back-feed through project substation
- 03/01/2020 – Project commercial operation date
AA1-076 is a combined-cycle facility that consists of one 401-MW steam turbine and two 337-MW combustion turbines.
The October 2016 study is a Generation Interconnection Facility Study Report, which is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.
Competitive Power Ventures has a project website for the CPV Fairview facility that says in part: "We focus on natural gas-powered electric generating facilities like the CPV Fairview Energy Center, and renewable energy facilities, as a means of achieving a cleaner energy future. We are proud to be working with the people of Jackson Township, Cambria County and the State of Pennsylvania to build this state-of-the-art energy center to help meet the energy and economic needs of over 1 miliion Pennsylvania homes."