FERC approves PJM wholesale agreement for 3-MW solar project

On July 16, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement for a 3-MW solar project in Pennsylvania.

On June 10, PJM Interconnection filed the executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) among PJM, Blythe Township Solar I and PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU). Blythe Township intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from its 3-MW Blythe Township Solar Farm #1, connected to PPL EU distribution facilities located on Route 209, Blythe Township, Pa.

The WMPA is a contractual means to address a generator interconnection request through the distribution system, both to enable PJM to properly track and study such an interconnection and to facilitate the generator’s participation in PJM’s wholesale markets.

The contact for Blythe Township Solar 1 is Ultimate Energy Source out of Knoxville, Tenn.

The facility would consist of a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic system consisting of solar arrays and a 12-kV collector system. The WMPA says that on or before June 1, 2016, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

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