PJM files revised interconnect for uprated Hummel project in Pennsylvania

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 13 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Hummel Station LLC and interconnecting transmission owner PPL Electric Utilities.

This new Hummel ISA supersedes an ISA among PJM, Hummel, and PPL EU from 2015. 

The Hummel ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of a 1,121-MW, gas-fired facility located in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania. The Maximum Facility Output of 1,121 MW includes an increase of 97 MW over Hummel’s previous interconnection. The Hummel ISA indicates that Hummel shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 1,084 MW, consisting of the 1,024 MW that Hummel had at the Point of Interconnection prior to the interconnection request associated with the Hummel ISA, and 60 MW that Hummel is receiving pursuant to the interconnection request associated with the Hummel ISA.

In the new ISA, the milestone containing the date for commercial operation has been revised from Dec. 1, 2017, to March 15, 2018.

The project consists of three gas combustion generators and one heat recovery steam turbine generator.

A project contact is: Hummel Station LLC, 5001 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1150, West Dallas, TX 75244, Attn: Joe Jordan, Director Business Development.

In other news for this project from earlier this year: 

  • UGI Energy Services LLC on Aug. 24 celebrated the start of construction of its Sunbury Pipeline with a groundbreaking ceremony near the Panda Hummel Station power plant that it will serve. UGI Energy Services President Brad Hall said he is pleased to be a part of a partnership with Panda Power Funds on the project.
  • TRC Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRR) said Jan. 7 that it has completed air and water permitting for the Panda Hummel Station, one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power conversion projects in the United States. Hummel Station will be a natural gas-fired combined cycle facility that will replace the retired Sunbury coal-fired plant, which was permanently shut down in 2014.
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