FERC accepts termination of deal for 20-MW Pa. solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 30 accepted an Aug. 2 notice of cancellation from PJM Interconnection for a wholesale market participant agreement (WMPA) for a 20-MW solar project of Element Power Solar Development LLC.

The July 2012 agreement had been among PJM, Element Power Solar Development and transmission owner West Penn Power. “The Element Power Solar WMPA is being cancelled because Element Power Solar has decided not to move forward with its project and will not participate in PJM’s markets,” said PJM.

This was the Cove Creek Solar Project, located in Fulton County, Pa. The maximum facility output was to be 20 MW. It consisted of 20 ground mounted, inverter based, solar photovoltaic solar arrays and a 34.5 kV collector system.

The contact information for Element Power Solar Development, based in
Portland, Ore., shows Jim Madden as the involved official.

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