Vineland, NJ

Vineland

 Simple Cycle Power Plant (SCPP) design, engineering and permitting


SCOPE

To provide efficient and cost-effective power to the residents of Vineland, the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility (VMEU) sought help in managing significant infrastructure investments for the utility, including two new 64 MW peaking generation plants and SCADA systems for grid management.
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CHALLENGE

The VMEU was struggling to modernize its systems, and also to provide energy and capacity to meet the constraints of the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland system. The traditional design-bid-build model was inadequate and City managers needed practical help in finding a solution to construct and bring new generating assets online.


SOLUTION

Acting as Owner’s Representative, Veolia’s energy subsidiary, SourceOne, provided technical consulting and guidance for Unit 11 plant design and equipment selection, and later oversaw final engineering, permitting and construction. Veolia/SourceOne continues to support VMEU in this role for a similar size project, Unit 12, now under construction and a SCADA modernization project for all VMEU assets.
 
The fully commissioned unit appears on the cover page and the construction photo at the top of this page shows the assembly of the Unit 11 system on-site.


RESULT

By constructing these Simple Cycle Power Plants, Vineland’s customers avoid paying capacity charges, significantly reducing their electricity costs. In addition, VMEU is able to generate energy at a lower cost than the wholesale market during many periods each year, resulting in additional energy cost savings for the consumers.

Based on successful execution of the Unit 11 project, SourceOne was selected for additional projects through a competitive bidding process. Veolia is overseeing the design and implementation of a state-of-the-art Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that will improve reliability and better manage distributed power generation from intermittent sources of renewable energy, including wind and solar power.

Veolia/SourceOne was also retained to design, procure, install, and commission a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit on an existing oil-fired generating station owned and operated by the VMEU. This Project will help VMEU comply with more stringent air emissions regulations starting in May 2015.
 

CONTRACT FACTS

  • 64 MW natural gas simple cycle combustion turbine
  • $60 million project capital

FACILITIES

Power plant solutions that focus on:
  • Compatibility
  • Modernization
  • Security
  • Redundancy
  • Standardization
  • Environmental compliance
  • Contract Facts

    CONTRACT FACTS

    • 64 MW natural gas simple cycle combustion turbine
    • $60 million project capital
  • Facilities

    FACILITIES

    Power plant solutions that focus on:
    • Compatibility
    • Modernization
    • Security
    • Redundancy
    • Standardization
    • Environmental compliance