Wholesale power deal worked out by PJM for New Jersey solar project

PJM Interconnection on Sept. 3 submitted for filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) for a 5-MW solar project in New Jersey.

The WMPA was entered into among PJM, Community Energy Solar LLC and Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) company. The agreement was executed on Aug. 12. Community Energy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to JCPL distribution facilities.

This is called the Upper Freehold Solar project, to be located on Sharon Station Road, Upper Freehold, N.J. The maximum facility output would be 5 MW, using photovoltaic DC solar panels connected to DC to AC inverters, connected to step-up 34.5-kV high-side transformers.

The WMPA calls for commercial operation of all generating units by Feb. 29, 2016.

The Community Energy Solar address is: Three Radnor Corporate Center Suite 300,
100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087. The agreement is signed by company President Eric Blank.

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