FERC accepts wholesale deal for 15-MW solar project in Maryland

PJM Interconnection got a Feb. 27 acceptance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its Jan. 29 filing of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with LS-Egret LLC and transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light for a solar project in Maryland.

Under this agreement, on or before Dec. 31, 2016, LS-Egret must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The WMPA covers the 15-MW Rockfish Solar Power Plant, located on Levin Dashiell Road, Hebron, Wicomico County, Maryland. This is to be a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 69-kV high side transformer. The project has PJM Queue Position #Y3-058.

A project developer contact is: LS-Egret LLC c/o TUUSSO Energy LLC, 1080 West Ewing Place, Suite 300B, Seattle, WA 98119, Attn: Mr. Vivek Nayak, Phone: (917) 371-0460, vivek.nayak@tuusso.com.

LS-Egret LLC applied in October 2014 at the Maryland Public Service Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 15-MW (ac) solar farm located on about 108 acres at 7420-7581 Levin Dashiell Road in Wicomico County. That application said the project will interconnect to the Rockawalkin Substation of Choptank Electric Cooperative. The WMPA shows the same point of interconnection as that one and the Maryland application shows the same queue number with PJM.

That case is still pending with the Maryland PSC, with a possible final PSC decision in May of this year.

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