Several Power Units Deactivated Lately in the PJM Interconnection Region

BL England Power Plant

Prominent among the recent deactivations in the PJM Interconnection region is the 76-MW Riverside Unit 4 in Maryland of Exelon (NYSE: EXC).

PJM's list of deactivated facilities, updated to June 2, shows these recent deactivations:

  • BL England Diesels (IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4), 8 MW, Atlantic Electric zone, 51 years old, deactivated May 31, "No reliability impacts - with request to transfer CIRs to Y1-001. On 01/15/2015 PJM received an updated deactivation notice from BL England stating diesel units deactivation date moved out till May 31, 2016. Still will re-use diesel CIRs for Y1-001. Unit deactivated on 5/31/2016."
  • Riverside Unit 4, 76 MW, Baltimore Gas and Electric zone, 62 years old, deactivated June 1, "Reliability analysis complete. No issues identified. On 4/17/2014 Riverside submitted an updated deactivation notice with a new deactivation date of 6/1/2015. New reliability analysis complete. No issues identified. Gen owner will keep unit operating until 6/1/2016. Unit deactivated on 6/1/2016."
  • Warren County Landfill Generator, 1.5 MW, Jersey Central Power and Light zone, 10 years old, deactivated June 1, "Reliability analysis complete. No impacts identified. Unit deactivated on 6/1/2016."

The BL England plant in New Jersey is controlled by RC Cape May Holdings, which is currently trying to repower this plant, which in the past was mostly powered by now-shut coal units, to firing natural gas. The mentioned Capacity Interconnection Rights (CIRs) for project queue #Y1-001 refer to the gas-fired repowering project.

Constellation Power Source Generation LLC (CPSG) on Jan. 19 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission related to the upcoming retirement of CPSG’s Perryman Unit CT 2, scheduled for Feb. 1, 2016, and in anticipation of the subsequent retirement of Riverside Unit 4, which scheduled for June 1, 2016. CPSG is a unit of Exelon. The PJM list shows that the 51-MW Perryman 2 was deactivated on Feb. 1.

Said the Exelon website: "Riverside Generating Station is owned and operated by Exelon Power. Riverside is a three unit, 113 megawatt (MW) fossil power plant located on Sollers Point on the Patapsco River in Dundalk, Maryland. Two of the units at Riverside are fueled by oil, one of the units is fueled by natural gas and one unit can be fueled by either natural gas or fuel oil, depending on market conditions. They are used as needed for peak demand periods."

The website also said: "Perryman Generating Station is owned and operated by Exelon Power, a business unit of Exelon Generation. Perryman is a five unit, 353 megawatt (MW) fossil power plant located in Baltimore, Maryland. Four of the units at Perryman are oil fired combustion turbines. The fifth unit is fueled by natural gas and was added to the plant in 1995. The units at Perryman are used as needed for peak demand periods."

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