GenConn peaking plant operational

GenConn Energy, a joint venture between NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and The United Illuminating Co. (UI), a unit of UIL Holdings Corp. (NYSE: UIL), said its 200 MW peaking power plant at NRG's Middletown Station is operational and participating in the ISO-NE markets.

Connecticut Light & Power Co. signed a 30-year power purchase agreement for the output from the plant.

Middletown's four GE LM 6000 50 MW dual-fueled combustion turbines can be fully operational within 10 minutes. The plant currently houses one oil-fired steam unit, two dual-fueled (gas or oil) units and a jet unit that provides peaking capacity for a combined generating capacity of 770 MW.

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