National Grid files interconnect deals for two 5-MW solar projects

New England Power d/b/a National Grid on Oct. 25 filed two Small Generator Interconnection Agreements (SGIAs) for planned solar projects.

One SGIA is between National Grid and Vuelta Solar LLC, filed under the ISO New England Open Access Transmission Tariff. Vuelta plans to own a 5-MW photovoltaic (PV) facility (the Vuelta Plant) located in East Brookfield, Mass. In April 2012, Vuelta filed a notice with FERC to self-certify the Vuelta Plant as a Qualifying Facility (QF).

Vuelta presently intends to sell to Massachusetts Electric (MECO), another subsidiary of National Grid USA, the entire net output of the Vuelta Plant under a power purchase agreement (PPA) between Vuelta and MECO.

This project shares the same Point of Interconnection (POI) and Interconnection Facilities as another Small Generating Facility designated as Old Wardour Holdings Phase II.

The other SGIA filed on Oct. 25 is with Old Wardour Holdings LLC, which plans to own a 5-MW photovoltaic facility (the Old Wardour Plant) located in Spencer, Mass. Old Wardour intends to sell its entire output to an unnamed third party under a power purchase agreement. 

The developer contact information for both projects is: Old Wardour Holdings LLC, Attention: Brett Chapman, 
23 Grasshopper Lane, Acton, MA 01742,
 Phone: 508-726-4470 E-Mail:

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