NRG NewGen pursues 1,092-MW, gas-fired project in New Jersey

NRG NewGen LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, said a November 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 1,092.2 MW with 1,028 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is in June 2020. This study does not imply a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AB1-154, will interconnect with the JCPL transmission system at the Gilbert 230-kV substation. Project AB1-154 was studied with a commercial probability of 100%.

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 NRG NewGen. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process. The study doesn’t give background information on the project developer.

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