Company works on adding 20 MW of batteries at Pennsylvania wind farm

Waymart Wind Farm LP has proposed to add batteries to an existing wind generating facility in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

PJM Interconnection said in a study dated March 2015 that this April 2014 request covers an increase to the installed capability of 20 MW, with 0 MW of this extra output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 84.5 MW with 10.1 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this battery project is December 2015.

This study does not imply a PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) commitment to this in-service date, the study added. PPL EU is the interconnecting transmission owner. This project, under queue No. Z2-107, will interconnect with the PPL EU transmission system along the East Carbondale-Lackawanna 69-kV line. The Z2-107 project will utilize the existing connection to PPL EU’s 69-kV transmission system through the Brownell Tap line.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by Waymart.

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