PJM files interconnect deal for 80-MW Virginia solar project

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement with Eastern Shore Solar LLC and transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light for 80 MW worth of solar projects in Accomack County, Virginia.

The Eastern Shore ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of 80 MW at four generating units (consisting of 20 MW for Oak Hall Project A, 20 MW for Oak Hall Project B, 20 MW for Oak Hall Project C and 20 MW for Oak Hall Project D). The Eastern Shore ISA indicates that Eastern Shore shall have capacity interconnection rights (CIRs) in the amount of 42.88 MW in total (consisting of 11.76 MW for Oak Hall Project A, 11.76 MW for Oak Hall Project B, 11.76 MW for Oak Hall Project C and 7.6 MW for Oak Hall Project D).

Under the ISA:

  • On or before June 30, 2016, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units at Oak Hall A.
  • On or before Dec. 31, 2016, it must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units at Oak Hall B.
  • On or before Dec. 31, 2017, Eastern Shore Solar must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units at Oak Hall C.
  • On or before Dec. 31, 2017, it must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units at Oak Hall D.

Notable is that this project is on the Delmarva Peninsula, separated by the lower Chesapeake Bay to the west from the main body of Virginia.

A developer contact is: Eastern Shore Solar LLC, Attn: Eric Blank, Three Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

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