PJM advances 300-MW North Carolina wind project in the queue process

PJM Interconnection has issued an April 2015 Facilities Study on a Timbermill Wind LLC project in North Carolina that would interconnect with Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.

Timbermill has proposed a wind facility located in Perquimans County, N.C. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 300.3 MW with 39 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is June, 1, 2016. This study does not imply a Virginia Electric commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under queue #Z1-036, will interconnect with the Virginia Electric transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station (Perquimans) that connects to the Windfall–Mackey’s 230-kV line.

This study is a mid-point in the queue process, and follows a System Impact Study issued last September. The queue process will culminate with an Interconnection Service Agreement.

The North Carolina Secretary of State corporate database shows that the managing member of Timbermill is Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC with an address in Charlottesville, Va. An April 13 annual report for the company gives the Apex President and COO as Mark Goodwin.

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