FERC accepts wholesale deal for 10-MW solar project in New Jersey

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 29 accepted a PJM Interconnection filing on Dec. 3 of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Constellation Solar New Jersey LLC and transmission owner Jersey Central Power & Light for a 10-MW solar project.

“PJM is submitting this WMPA for filing because Constellation intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to JCPL’s distribution facilities,” PJM noted. This new agreement supersedes First Revised Service Agreement No. 3185, entered into among PJM, prior project developer Garden Solar LLC and JCPL. “The former Wholesale Market Participant, Garden Solar, LLC, assigned its project to Constellation,” PJM noted.

The agreement covers the Hengst Solar Farm, located at 1059 Butler Park Road, Washington, New Jersey. The 10-MW project consists of solar photovoltaic panels connected to 500 kW inverters through 480 V-34.5 kV step up transformers.

Under both the prior and new agreements, on or before Dec. 31, 2014, Constellation must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

A project contact is: Constellation Solar New Jersey LLC, 100 Constellation Way, Suite 1000C, Baltimore, MD 21202, Attn: Joshua Udler, Assistant General Counsel.

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