PJM files revised interconnect for uprated Fayette plant of Dynegy

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 24 filed with FERC an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Dynegy Fayette II LLC and interconnecting transmission owner West Penn Power for a project with PJM Queue #AA2-139.

This Dynegy ISA supersedes a prior ISA between the same parties. The Dynegy ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of the Fayette Energy Facility, a combined-cycle plant located in Masontown, Pennsylvania, with a Maximum Facility Output of 706 MW. The revised Dynegy ISA states that this Maximum Facility Output represents an increase of 45 MW over Dynegy’s previous interconnection.

Fayette Energy Facility is located at 100 Energy Drive, Masontown. It is a combined cycle facility consisting of two gas turbines and one steam turbine. Under the revised ISA, on or before Oct. 1, 2017, Dynegy must demonstrate commercial operation. The old ISA had a commercial operation target date in January 2016.

Notable is that General Electric‘s (NYSE:GE) Power Services business announced in December 2015 that Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) is installing GE hardware and software equipment to upgrade and modernize four of its power plants—three of which the company had recently purchased. Dynegy is upgrading the plants to enhance their reliability and increase their output by a total of 210 MW. For the projects, GE is to supply a total of eight sets of Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrades and GE’s OpFlex Peak Fire software for the fleet of 7FA.03 gas turbines at Dynegy’s Hanging Rock Energy Facility and Washington Energy Facility in Ohio and the Fayette Energy Facility in Pennsylvania. In addition to those recently-acquired stations, Dynegy also is upgrading its Independence Energy Facility in Oswego, New York, with four sets of AGP hardware.

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