New York ISO files interconnect for 1,177-MW Cricket Valley gas project

The New York Independent System Operator and Consolidated Edison Co. of New York on Dec. 1 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC

Cricket Valley plans to construct a nominal 1,177-MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired facility in Dover, New York. The facility will consist of three sets of combined cycle units, each with one combustion turbine generator (CTG) and one steam turbine generator (STG). The project will be capable of producing up to 1,051 MW of summer net output.

The facility will interconnect to certain transmission facilities of Con Edison that are part of the New York State Transmission System. The Point of Interconnection will be at a new 345 kV substation configured as a six breaker ring bus on Con Edison’s Line 398. This interconnection agreement was executed on Nov. 16 by the NYISO, Con Edison and Cricket Valley.

The major equipment for this plant includes:

  • three General Electric 7FA.05 gas turbines; and
  • three General Electric A450 steam turbines.

Under the LGIA, the targeted commercial operation date is Aug. 1, 2019.

A project contact listed in the LGIA is: Robert De Meyere, Vice President, Development, Advanced Power Services (NA) Inc., 31 Milk Street, Suite 1001, Boston, MA 02109, Phone 617-456-2214.

The project company on Nov. 21 filed a report with the New York State Public Service Commission about proposed ownership changes for this project, with the company saying in that filing that a construction start in December 2016 is targeted.

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