PJM works out wholesale market deal for 9.6-MW N.J. solar project

PJM Interconnection LLC submitted on May 13 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) entered into among PJM, KDC Solar RTC LLC and Atlantic City Electric.

PJM submitted this agreement for filing because KDC Solar RTC intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a 9.6-MW generating facility connected to ACE’s distribution facilities. The original WMPA is being revised because the former Wholesale Market Participant assigned its project to a new Wholesale Market Participant.

The WMPA will facilitate KDC Solar’s intent to engage in jurisdictional wholesale transactions in the PJM markets, which will originate over the ACE’s non-jurisdictional distribution facilities.

This is called the “1307 Doughty Road Egg Harbor Township Project” and it will be located in Atlantic County, N.J. The maximum facility output will be 9.6 MW. The project will be a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic generating facility consisting of solar arrays and a 480V/12kV collector system.

Contact information for KDC Solar RTC is c/o KDC Solar LLC in Bedminster, N.J.

The WMPA has various project milestones, including:

  • On or before June 15, 2014, the company must demonstrate completion of at least 20% of project site construction.
  • On or before Dec. 31, 2014, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units;
  • On or before Dec. 31, 2014, the company must demonstrate commercial sale or use of energy and, if applicable obtain capacity qualification consistent with the requirements of the Reliability Assurance Agreement Among Load Serving Entities in the PJM Region.
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