VPPSA owns 100% of the peaking generating facility, Project 10, located in Swanton, Vermont. This facility was completed and entered commercial operation in 2010. Project 10 is managed as a project of the Authority with costs and benefits allocated to participating members as follows:
Power Generation at Project 10
The project consists of two GE Frame 5N turbines, each rated at 24 mW. As a peaking facility, the facility is expected to operate infrequently. The two GE Frame 5N turbines produce maximum capable output (24 MW) within ten minutes of being energized from a standing (off) state. This gives the units “Fast-Start” capabilities within the ISO-NE wholesale markets.
The units are remotely controlled by the operators of the New England power grid, allowing the operators to quickly dispatch the units to help keep the power grid stable. The following chart identifies the operating statistics for the plant since it began operation.
|YEAR||RUNTIME (HRS)||GENERATION (MWH)||CAPACITY FACTOR||AVAILABILITY FACTOR|