PJM files construction deals for two Duke solar projects in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 15 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission two executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreements (CSAs) with Colonial Eagle Solar LLC and transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power.

One CSA is associated with PJM Queue No. Z2-043, and the other CSA is associated with PJM Queue No. Z2-044. PJM said it is submitting the Colonial Eagle CSAs for filing together because they are among the same parties and contain identical non-standard terms and conditions that do not conform to the form of CSA set forth in Attachment P to the PJM Tariff.

  • The Queue No. Z2-043 CSA facilitates the interconnection of the 20-MW Kelford Solar Park, located at North Carolina Highway 308 and Cherry Farm Road in Kelford, North Carolina. Under this deal, by Oct. 15, 2015, the utility must complete its interconnection facilities.
  • The Queue No. Z2-044 CSA facilitates the interconnection of the 12-MW Whitakers Solar Park, located at Watson Seed Farm Road in Whitakers, North Carolina. Virginia Electric in this case also needs to complete its interconnect upgrades by Oct. 15, 2015.

The Colonial Eagle CSAs are associated with Interim Interconnection Service Agreements (Interim ISAs) for the same queue numbers. Therefore, PJM has undertaken a Feasibility Study for both projects, but has not yet undertaken System Impact or Facilities Studies to fully determine the upgrades that may be needed to accommodate these Interconnection Requests, or to identify the applicable technical requirements. PJM on Dec. 18 had filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the two executed Interim Interconnection Service Agreements for these same two solar projects.

A contact for the project developer is: Colonial Eagle Solar LLC c/o Duke Energy Renewables, 139 E. Fourth St., Maildrop 300A, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Attn: Mr. Brian Stallman, Vice President.

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