PJM works with Virginia Electric, CERSM on interconnection of 13-MW solar project

PJM Interconnection has posted to its website a September 2015 combined Feasibility and System Impact Study on a 13-MW solar project in Virginia of CERSM LLC.

The interconnected transmission owner for this project would be Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO). The intent of the combined studies is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by CERSM.

CERSM has proposed a solar generating facility located at 30043 Clarksbury Rd. in Boykins, Virginia, which is in Southampton County. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 13 MW with 9 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. This queue request is for an additional 4.5 MW of energy and 3.1 MW of capacity over queue project Z2-099. The proposed in-service date for this project is May 1, 2016. This study does not imply a VEPCO commitment to this in-service date.

The Point of Interconnection for this project, under queue #AA2-086, is via a tap onto a new Boykins 34.5-kV circuit to be built for queue Z2-099 fed out of the Boykins 115/34.5-kV substation.

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