How often will the turbine run?

As a capacity resource, the Project is compensated (and through MMWEC the 14 participating MLPs are compensated) for its ability to "stand by" and be available during times of ISO- New England system stress when available generation is not able to satisfy electric demand. It is estimated that the Project will actually generate electricity for 239 hours per year or 2.73% of the time. There is a MA Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) permitted maximum annual operating limit of 1,250 hours per year, although it is not anticipated that the unit's run hours will approach this maximum limit.

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1. What fuel will be used to power this project?
2. How often will the turbine run?
3. Will the project affect air quality?
4. Doesn’t the project conflict with the state’s decarbonization roadmap of net-zero by 2050?
5. Is PMLP Going to Meet Its Renewable Targets?