PJM files revised deal for 7-MW Marina Energy solar project in N.J.

PJM Interconnection on Sept. 3 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised Wholesale Market Participation Agreement (WMPA) with Marina Energy LLC and transmission owner Public Service Electric and Gas for a 7-MW solar project in New Jersey.

“PJM is submitting this WMPA for filing because Marina Energy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to PSE&G’s distribution facilities,” said the filing. “PJM requests an effective date of August 27, 2015 for this WMPA.”

This Marina Energy WMPA supersedes First Revised Service Agreement No. 3147, entered into among PJM, North American Solar Corp. LLC and PSE&G. North American Solar assigned its project to Marina Energy. There are several changes in this latest version.

The agreement covers the 7-MW North American Solar project, located at 46 Gilbert Road, Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The project will consist of seven 1-MW Satcon Power Gate Plus inverters.

On or before Aug. 15, 2016, Marina Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The old agreement called for commercial operation in 2013.

Project contact information in the agreement is: Marina Energy LLC, One North White Horse Pike, P.O. Box 152, Hammonton, NJ 08037, Attention: Theodore Pettinelli, tpettinelli@sjindustries.com.

Said the website that goes with that e-mail address: “South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, operates its business through two primary subsidiaries. South Jersey Gas, one of the nation’s fastest growing natural gas utilities, delivers clean, efficient natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 365,000 customers in southern New Jersey. SJI’s non-regulated businesses, under South Jersey Energy Solutions, promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities – including Combined Heat and Power, Solar, and District Heating and Cooling projects; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; providing wholesale commodity marketing and risk management services; and offering HVAC and other energy-efficiency related services.”

That same website also says: “Marina Energy is in the business of designing, financing, building and operating energy-related projects. Marina Energy’s specialties include combined heat and power (CHP), thermal production facilities and solar energy projects.”

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