FERC accepts PJM feasibility deal for 20-MW U.S. Navy solar project in N.J.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 6 accepted a June 24 filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed Generation Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement with power project developer Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic (NAVFAC) for a 20-MW solar project on a Navy base in New Jersey.

The NAVFAC FSA contemplates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of a 20-MW solar facility located in Colts Neck, New Jersey, with a planned in-service date in July 2017. The project site is approximately 500 feet south of the intersection of Nelson Dr. and Hamilton Rd. at Colts Neck, at Naval Weapons Station Earle.

The Generation Interconnection Feasibility Study will provide preliminary, non-final estimates of the cost and length of time required to accommodate the Navy’s interconnection request.

Said the Aug. 6 FERC acceptance letter: “Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Division of Electric Power Regulation – East, under 18 C.F.R. § 375.307, your submittal is accepted for filing, effective May 26, 2015, as requested.”

The project contact information is: NAVFAC Atlantic, Attn: ACQ22, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508, Dawn R. Cail, contracting officer.

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