PJM works out interconnect for 20-MW Hecate solar project in Virginia

PJM Interconnection on July 10 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Hecate Energy Cherrydale LLC, the developer of a 20-MW solar project, and interconnecting transmission owner Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

The Hecate ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of the Hecate Energy Cherrydale facility, located in Cape Charles, Va. It will have a Maximum Facility Output of 20 MW. The Hecate ISA further indicates that Hecate will have Capacity Interconnection Rights of 7.6 MW.

The site location is at 1544 Seaside Road, Cape Charles. The agreement describes the project as: “A ground mounted, inverter based, solar photovoltaic generating facility consisting of solar arrays and a step up transformer with a high side voltage of 69 kV.” It is under PJM queue position #Z2-012.

Under this ISA, on or before Nov. 30, 2016, Hecate must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

A project contact listed in the ISA is: Hecate Energy Cherrydale LLC, 115 Rosa Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203, Attn: Preston Schulz, PSchultz@hecateenergy.com, Phone (312) 284-4514.

That is contact information for Hecate Energy LLC, which says about itself on its website: “Hecate Energy delivers power projects – from planning and inception through construction and continuing operations. We specialize in solar and wind power, natural gas plants and energy storage. We unearth creative approaches to structuring PPAs and financing power projects both in the United States and abroad.” 

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