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

The 300-MW Timbermill Wind LLC project in North Carolina has advanced a step further in the PJM Interconnection queue process with the issuance of a June 2015 Facilities Study.

“This Facilities Study has been prepared in accordance with the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff, Section 207, as well as the Facilities Study Agreement between Timbermill Wind, LLC, (Interconnection Customer (IC)) and PJM Interconnection, LLC (Transmission Provider (TP)),” said the study. “The Interconnected Transmission Owner (ITO) is Virginia Electric and Power Company.

“IC has proposed a wind generating facility located in Perquimans County, NC. 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 an ITO commitment to this in-service date.

“Z1-036 will interconnect with the ITO transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station (Perquimans) that connects to the Windfall-Mackey’s 230kV line.”

Notable is that the Virginia Electric and Power unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) does business in North Carolina as Dominion North Carolina Power.

PJM had issued prior studies on this project in April of this year and September 2014. These studies are mid-points in a queue process that would 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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