PJM files interconnect deal for 25-MW offshore wind farm near Atlantic City

PJM Interconnection on May 5 submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm LLC (FACW) and transmission owner Atlantic City Electric for a wind project located in the Atlantic Ocean about 2.8 miles off of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The FACW ISA facilitates the interconnection of the Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm, a 25-MW offshore wind facility consisting of five 5-MW wind turbines and related equipment. The FACW ISA indicates that FACW will have 3.25 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights.

Under thje ISA, on or before Jan. 1, 2017, the project developer must demonstrate commercial operation of 15 MW of generating units, and on or before Feb. 1, 2017, must demonstrate commercial operation of 10 MW of additional generating units.

A project contact listed in the ISA is: Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm LLC, 985 Ocean Drive, 
Cape May, NJ 08204
, Aviv Goldsmith, aviv.goldsmith@fishermensenergy.com, Phone: (609) 884-3000.

The U.S. Department of Energy on Feb. 25 released a draft environmental assessment on this project. DOE is proposing to provide funding to the company to support the development of this offshore wind renewable energy facility. This power would be sold to the market through the state’s energy regulating agency, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), or directly to a large independent power consumer. FACW started the various state and federal permitting processes for their offshore wind farm in 2009. To date, all required state and federal permits have been obtained for the offshore wind farm, the draft EA noted.

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