PJM files market deals for 40 MW of solar projects in New Jersey

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement for a 20-MW solar project in New Jersey being developed by Atlantic Green Power Corp.

The agreement is among PJM, Atlantic Green Power and transmission owner Atlantic City Electric. PJM is submitting this agreement for filing because Atlantic Green Power intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to Atlantic City Electric distribution facilities.

This is called the Upper Pittsgrove Township–Site 4 project, located at 
Daretown Road and Bridgeton Road, Upper Pittsgrove Township,
 Salem County, N.J.

The maximum facility output is 20 MW. It will be a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 480/12kV collector system.

On or before Dec. 31, 2016, under the agreement, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

PJM also filed on Nov. 4 at FERC a separate agreement with Atlantic Green Power for a project also due to go commercial by the end of 2016. This is the 20-MW Upper Pittsgrove Township–Site 5 project, located at Route 77 and Jefferson Road in Upper Pittsgrove Township. This is also to be a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 480/12kV collector system.

The developer contact information for both agreements is: Atlantic Green Power Corp., 4525 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, N.J. 08203, Attn: Robert Demos, President.

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