IMG Midstream seeks market authority for two gas-fired projects in Pennsylvania

Niles Valley Energy LLC on Dec. 15 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorize it to sell energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services at market-based rates and to accept for filing a proposed market-based rate tariff.

Niles Valley is constructing a natural gas-fired facility, with a nameplate capacity of 21.2 MW and net output of 20.6 MW, that will consist of three reciprocating engine-generator sets. The facility is located in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Pennsylvania Electric Co. (Penelec) and operated by PJM Interconnection.

Niles Valley is an Exempt Wholesale Generator. Its facility is expected to commence commercial operations in August 2017.

The company is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of IMG Development LLC. IMG Development is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of IMG Midstream LLC. GEI Iron Mountain Holdco Inc. (GEI) is the managing member of IMG Midstream. COFRA Holdings AG, a Swiss corporation, holds 100% of the voting interests in GEI.

Niles Valley is an affiliate of Roundtop Energy LLC, Beaver Dam Energy LLC, Alpaca Energy LLC, Milan Energy LLC, Oxbow Creek Energy LLC and Wolf Run Energy LLC. They are direct, wholly owned subsidiaries of IMG Midstream. Each of Roundtop, Beaver Dam, Alpaca, Milan, Oxbow Creek, and Wolf Run is developing an essentially identical natural-gas fired facility, with nameplate capacities of 22.0 MW and net output of 21.2 MW (Roundtop and Beaver Dam) or nameplate capacities of 21.2 MW and net output of 20.6 MW (Alpaca, Milan, Oxbow Creek, and Wolf Run), that will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Penelec and operated by PJM.

  • Roundtop’s facility is located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and it entered service in October 2015.
  • Beaver Dam’s facility is located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and it entered service in May 2016.
  • Milan’s facility is located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and it is expected to enter service on or before February 2017.
  • Alpaca’s facility is located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and it is expected to enter service on or before February 2017.
  • Oxbow Creek’s facility will be located in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, and its in-service date is to be determined.
  • Wolf Run’s facility will be located in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and it is expected to enter service in August 2017.

Roundtop, Beaver Dam, Alpaca, Milan, and Oxbow Energy have been granted authority to sell energy, capacity and certain ancillary services at market-based rates, while Wolf Run is concurrently submitting an application for market-based rate authority.

A project 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.

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