Talen completes part of Brunner Island co-fire project, delays Montour project

Talen Energy (NYSE: TLN) said in its Nov. 10 quarterly earnings statement that natural gas co-firing capability at the coal-fired Brunner Island plant in York County, Pa. is in commercial operation for Unit 3 and expected to be in commercial operation for Unit 2 by the end of 2016.

The company decided to defer completion and commercial operation of co-firing capability for Unit 1 until the spring of 2017, to avoid taking the unit out of service during the winter demand season. Brunner Island is a three-unit, 1,411-MW plant.

Talen Energy said it also has decided to evaluate further plans it announced in June 2016 to add natural gas co-firing capability at the coal-fired Montour plant in Montour County, Pa., to consider operating experience and results from the Brunner Island Unit 3 project. There is no current timetable for completing the Montour project, and the company has excluded the estimated $70 million capital cost from its forecasted capital expenditures. Montour is a two-unit, 1,504-MW plant.

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