Stored Solar ready to restart two 24.5-MW biomass plants in Maine

Stored Solar J&WE LLC, which plans to revive two power plants in Maine, on Nov. 17 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accept for filing its market-based rate tariff, effective Dec. 1, and authorize it to make wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the ISO New England region at market-based rates.

Stored Solar asked that the commission waive a 60-day prior notice filing requirement and accept its tariff effective Dec. 1, because it would like to resume operations during December 2016.

Applicant owns and operates two biomass-fueled qualifying small power production facilities: a 24.5-MW facility in Jonesboro, Maine, and a 24.5-MW facility in West Enfield, Maine. Both facilities are currently offline, but are expected to resume commercial operations in December.

Stored Solar J&WE is wholly owned by Stored Solar LLC, which is itself wholly owned by Capergy US LLC, which is owned by Capergy SA, a French corporation. As the result of an acquisition which was consummated on Oct. 18, Stored Solar LLC acquired from Covanta Energy LLC, 100% of the interests in Covanta Maine LLC, which owns the Jonesboro and the West Enfield facilities. Covanta Maine was renamed as Stored Solar J&WE.

Covanta Maine (now named Stored Solar J&WE) currently holds market-based rate authority. When the Jonesboro and West Enfield facilities were operational, Covanta Maine sold exclusively at wholesale the energy, capacity and ancillary services produced from such facilities into the markets administered by ISO New England. The Jonesboro facility ceased operations on March 23, 2016, and the West Enfield facility ceased operations on April 14, 2016.

Once the commission approves this Nov. 17 application, Stored Solar J&WE is authorized to represent that Covanta will file to terminate the market-based rate authorization of Covanta Maine.

A company contact is: William J. Harrington, Stored Solar J&WE LLC, 1231 Main Road, West Enfield, ME 04493, Tel. (219) 712-4764, bharrington@storedsolarllc.com.

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