PJM studies two Community Energy solar projects in Maryland

PJM Interconnection has posted to its website two March 2015 studies on solar projects in Maryland proposed by Community Energy Renewables LLC.

Said one study: “Community Energy Renewables, LLC, the Interconnection Customer (IC), has proposed a 5.0 MWE (3.54 MWC; 5.0 MW MFO) solar powered generating facility to be located in Galena, Maryland. PJM studied Z2-097 as a 5.0 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light (DPL) system at the Church 25 kV substation and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date, as stated in the Attachment N, is May 1, 2016.”

Said the other study: “Community Energy Renewables, LLC, the Interconnection Customer (IC), has proposed a 4.0 MWE (2.83 MWC; 4.0 MW MFO) solar powered generating facility to be located in Worton, Maryland. PJM studied Z2-096 as a 4.0 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light (DPL) system at the Lynch 25 kV substation and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date, as stated in the Attachment N, is May 1, 2016.”

The intent of these System Impact Studies 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 the project developer. These studies are an interim step in working out a final Interconnection Service Agreement for each of these projects. Both projects entered the PJM queue on the same day in April 2014.

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