Alpaca Energy LLC on Nov. 30 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a rate schedule for providing cost-based reactive supply and voltage control out of its natural gas-fired facility, located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and to be in commercial operation around Feb. 1 of next year.
Alpaca is building a facility with a capacity of 21.2 MW (nameplate) and net output of 20.6 MW. It is comprised of three Rolls Royce Bergen model B35:40 V17AG2 natural gas-fired reciprocating engine-generator sets, each with a nameplate rated capacity of 7.06 MW. The Alpaca Facility is interconnected to the transmission system owned by Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) and operated by PJM Interconnection. The Alpaca Facility is scheduled to begin commercial operations by Feb. 1, 2017.
Alpaca is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMG Midstream LLC. It is an Exempt Wholesale Generator and has been authorized by the commission to sell power at market-based rates.
Data in the rate schedule is based in part on the methodology used in the recently-approved rate schedules for Alpaca’s sister generating facilities owned by Beaver Dam Energy LLC and Roundtop Energy LLC. The Alpaca Facility is essentially identical to the Roundtop and Beaver Dam facilities, except for using more efficient Rolls-Royce Bergen reciprocating engine-generator sets.
A company contact is: Jeanette Oliver, Vice President, Legal, IMG Midstream LLC, 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, (724) 933-0140, Jeanette.Oliver@imgmidstream.com.