FERC accepts new wholesale deal for 10-MW Marina Energy solar project

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 15 got a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acceptance for its Dec. 18 filing of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with solar project developer Marina Energy LLC and transmission owner Jersey Central Power & Light.

“PJM states that it is submitting this WMPA for filing because Marina Energy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to JCPL’s distribution facilities,” FERC noted. This replaces an April 2012 WMPA with original project developer ITA Inc.

The agreement covers the Frankford Solar Farm, to be located at 124 Meyer Road, Frankford, New Jersey. This is a 10-MW, ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 34-kV collector system.

On or before Dec. 31, 2014, Marina Energy under this deal must have demonstrated commercial operation of all generating units, which is unchanged from the original version of this agreement.

A project contact is: Marina Energy LLC, One North White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037, Attn: Thomas Pettinelli.

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