PSEG pursues gas-fired capacity to replace Edison units

PSEG Fossil LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Edison, New Jersey, under PJM Interconnection Queue Position #AA2-125.

This queue position involves 580 MW and 504 MW of capacity interconnection rights, said a PJM study on the project, dated July 2015. The proposed in-service date for this project is May 31, 2017. This study does not imply a Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) commitment to this in-service date, PJM noted. The point of interconnection for AA2-125 will be on PSE&G’s transmission system at the Edison 138-kV substation.

“This project has claimed 504 MW of CIRs from the Edison units 1-3 that deactivated in June 2015,” PJM noted in the study.

The intent of this Combined Feasibility/System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by PSEG Fossil.

PSE&G (a regulated utility) and PSEG Fossil (a power generator) are both subsidiaries of Public Service Enterprise Group, which noted in its Feb. 26 annual Form 10-K report: “The National Park, Sewaren 6, Mercer 3, Salem 3, Burlington 8 and 11, Bergen 3, Edison 1, 2 and 3 and Essex 10, 11 and 12 peaking units are scheduled to be retired in June 2015. Salem 3 is expected to continue to be used as an emergency backup generator for the Salem nuclear site.”

A PJM list of deactivated power plants, updated to June 29, shows that each of those three Edison units was deactivated on June 1 and that each is made of a cluster of four combustion turbines:

“-Edison 1, Units 11-14, with each having a capacity of 42 MW;

“-Edison 2, Units 21-24, with each having a capacity of 42 MW; and

“-Edison 3, Units 31-34, with each having a capacity of 42 MW.

Those 12 deactivated combustion turbines, multiplied by 42 MW each, comes out to a total of 504 MW, which is the CIR figure.

Previous articleE.On, Sungevity launch U.K. solar power collaboration
Next articleSchneider Electric Uniflair LE wins DOE energy efficiency certification
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy's Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication's editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

No posts to display