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Markets & Operations

Merchant Transmission Facilities


Date
Merchant Facility Curtailment ProcedurePDF
4.2.2013

Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC

On May 8, 2014 in docket No. ER14-409-000, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conditionally authorized Grain Belt Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express) to charge negotiated rates for transmission rights on a proposed high-voltage direct current (HVDC) merchant transmission project.

Additional information on the notice of open solicitation for transmission service is available.

Neptune

Effective 11.1.2010 Neptune voluntary and default capacity releases can be queried on the PJM OASIS user interface and template interface. This includes both the facility path PJM-LONGISLAND and the out-service path PJM-NEPTUNE. The Neptune capacity release (CSV) file no longer will be needed due to this automation and will be retired. An executed Exhibit A to tariff Schedule 14 is needed to transact on this merchant facility.

Regional Practices Versions: Clean:DOCPDF | Redline:DOCPDF
8.21.2015
Open Access Transmission TariffPDF – Schedule 14

Line losses across the Neptune line are 2.4% (reference section 9 of the Neptune Regional Practices)

Updated as of 2.23.2015
Pursuant to tariff Schedule 14, section 3.7.3, the Neptune Transmission Owner has requested the default release rate to be reduced from $30/MW-hour to $10/MW-hour. This change is effective for default releases after this date.

Linden VFT

Linden VFT can be reached at the following number:
Mathew Kurzius (908) 523-4315

In 2009, Linden VFT, LLC, an affiliate of GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”), installed a Variable Frequency Transformer facility (“VFT”) which created an additional 315 megawatts (“MWs”) of bi-directional electricity transfer capability between the control area of the PJM Interconnection, LLC (“PJM”) and the New York Independent System Operator Inc. (“NYISO”), Zone J.

The Linden VFT Facility near Linden, New Jersey, consists of three 105 MW VFTs and associated step down and step up transformers and switchgear; a new 230-kV 3-ring bus substation connecting to 230 kV lines running between the Tosco and Warinanco Substations of PSE&G; a cable connection from the VFT station to a ring bus at the nearby Linden cogeneration facility; and an upgrade of the cooling capacity of the 345 kV underground cable transmission system connecting the Linden cogeneration facility to the Goethals Substation of ConEd located in Zone J in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City.

Linden VFT holds open seasons where the Transmission Scheduling Rights (“TSRs”) associated with the projects electric transfer capacity are auctioned to market participants. The specific terms and conditions of the Firm Transmission Scheduling Rights Purchase Agreement (TSR Agreement) are available in Exhibit E of Linden VFT's FERC petition for authority to make sales of transmission rights using negotiated rates, ER07-543-000.

The primary rights holders may be allocated similar to the following usage table based on units available:

Company 3 Units 2 Units 1 Unit
PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC
265 MW
177 MW
88 MW
ConEdison Energy, Inc.
50 MW
33 MW
17 MW

Valid as of February 2013

Transactions using more capacity than allowed will be curtailed.

Line losses across the Linden VFT are 2.5% (reference section 8 of the Linden VFT Regional Practices)

The default release rate is $6/MWh (reference section 3 of the Linden VFT Regional Practices)

Date
Updated as of 1.17.2013
Pursuant to tariff Schedule 16 and 16A, section 3.7.3, the VFT Transmission Owner has requested the default release rate to be reduced from $12/MW-hour to $6/MW-hour. This change is effective for default releases after this date.
 
Updated as of 11.1.2012
PSEG Energy Resources has been awarded 225MW on the Linden VFT effective 11.1.2012 through 5.1.2018.
Updated Joint Operating ProtocolPDF
10.29.2012
Regional Practices Versions: Clean:DOCPDF | Redline:DOCPDF
6.11.2012
Open Access Transmission TariffPDF – Schedules 16 & 16-A

Hudson Transmission Project


Merchant Transmission Active Queues - status of the project request for firm and non-firm transmission withdrawal rights from PJM is tracked under PJM merchant transmission queue numbers O66 and V1-034.

Updated as of 12.1.2015
With the completion of the n1035 Athenia-Bergen 230kV circuit network upgrade, the O66 HTP project now has available the full rights as described in the project ISA:

Firm Rights
O66 granted 320 MW of Firm Rights.

Non-Firm Rights
O66 granted their full 673 MW of Non-Firm Rights.

Pending Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval, effective April 12, 2013 are the Open Access Transmission Tariff revisions adding HTP Schedule 17 per Docket Nos. ER13-919-000 and ER13-920-000.
Open Access Transmission TariffPDF – Schedule 17
Business PracticesPDF
4.5.2013

Line losses across the Hudson Line are 1.9% (reference section 7 of the Hudson Regional Practices)

Updated as of 2.23.2015
Pursuant to tariff Schedule 17, section 3.7.3, the Hudson Transmission Owner has requested the default release rate to be reduced from $30/MW-hour to $10/MW-hour. This change is effective for default releases after this date.