Eastern Shore Solar ups size of Virginia project

Eastern Shore Solar LLC has proposed a 3.738 MWC (0 MWE) Capacity only upgrade to prior queue projects W1-003/Z1-100, said PJM Interconnection in a February 2015 Combined Feasibility/System Impact Study on the project.

“The combined W1-003/Z1-100/AA1-025 project is now a 20 MWE (15.498 MWC) resource,” the study added. “W1-003/Z1-100/AA1-025 is a solar powered generating facility located in Accomack County, Virginia. PJM studied AA1-025 as a 3.738 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light’s (DPL) system at the Oak Hall 138 kV substation and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018.”

The study added: “The planned in-service date is June 30, 2016. Point of Interconnection AA1-025 will utilize the same Point of Interconnection as prior queue projects W1-003/Z1-100 at the Oak Hall 138 kV substation.”

Incidentally, Accomack County is on the Delmarva Peninsula, on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. The peninsula, between the southern part in Virginia and the northern part in Maryland, is home to several solar projects like this one.

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