FERC accepts wholesale deal for 10-MW solar project in Maryland

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 11 accepted a Dec. 23 filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with OneEnergy Wye Mills Solar LLC and transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light for a 10-MW solar project.

“PJM is submitting this Agreement for filing because OneEnergy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to Delmarva’s distribution facilities,” PJM noted. Under this agreement, on or before March 31, 2016, OneEnergy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

This is the Wye Mills Solar Site project, located adjacent to and north of Queen Anne Hwy (404) approximately 1 mile east of its intersection with Hwy 50 and 2 miles east of the town of Wye Mills, Maryland. This is a 10-MW, ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 480/25 kV collector system.

A project contact is: OneEnergy Wye Mills Solar LLC, 101 Yesler Way, Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98104, Attn: Mr. Shane Sobotka. 

OneEnergy Wye Mills Solar applied Feb. 2 at the Maryland Public Service Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on this 10-MW (ac) solar project. The Wye Mills Solar Farm project would go into construction quickly after any PSC approval, with a construction peak in the summer of 2015. The project would cost between $20m and $26m to construct and would create 85 to 100 construction jobs. 

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