PJM kills wholesale deal with 5-MW New Jersey solar project

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 13 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the cancellation of a Wholesale Market Participant Agreement (WMPA) for a 4.9-MW solar project in New Jersey.

The WMPA had been entered into among PJM, Syncarpha Solar LLC and Jersey Central Power & Light. “The Syncarpha WMPA is being cancelled because Syncarpha failed to cure its breach of the milestones set forth in section 3.1 of the WMPA, resulting in Syncarpha being in default of the WMPA,” wrote PJM. “Accordingly, the WMPA is terminated, and PJM is submitting this filing to request the cancellation of Original Service Agreement No. 3420 effective November 11, 2013.”

The agreement covered the Hough Solar Farm, to be located at 442 County Road 565, Wantage, N.J. This was
 a 4.9-MW, ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 34 kV collector system. The WMPA had said that on or before June 30, 2015, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

The developer contact information is: Syncarpha Solar LLC, 645 Madison Avenue,
 14th Floor,
 New York, NY 10022, Attention: Richard Turnure.

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