PJM files interconnect deal for 80-MW North Carolina solar project

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 17 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interim interconnection service agreement with Conetoe II Solar LLC and transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power.

The Conetoe Interim ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of an 80-MW project. It covers the Conetoe II Solar Park, located on NC Hwy 42 East in Conetoe, N.C. 

Under this interim deal, Virginia Electric and Power, which does business in North Carolina as Dominion North Carolina Power, must by Oct. 31, 2015, complete all interconnected transmission owner interconnection facilities.

A project developer contact listed in the interim ISA is: Conetoe II Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Attn: Kenny Habul.

Conetoe II Solar had filed on Oct 6 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for an approval on this project. The project site is bound on the north by Leigh Road, the south at WC Cobb, the west by Ellis Road and the east at Thigpen and Hwy 42 at the edge of Edgecombe County and crossing slightly into Pitt County.

The facility will be a solar photovoltaic plant consisting of approximately 367,213 solar pv modules attached to a ground-mounted racking system. The $201.6m facility is expected to use fifty-four 1.482 MW inverters. The facility is expected to be energized in phases as available with the complete system on line by Dec. 31, 2015. The applicant’s plan for sale of the electricity produced is to sell 100% to Dominion Power North Carolina under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement.

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