Gaston Green Acres Solar pursues 80-MW project in North Carolina

Gaston Green Acres Solar is working at PJM Interconnection toward an Interconnection Service Agreement for its 80-MW solar project in North Carolina.

PJM posted to its website a September 2015 System Impact Study prepared in cooperation with interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO). The intent of the System Impact Study 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 Gaston Green Acres. This study is a mid-point in a queue process that culminates with an Interconnection Service Agreement.

Gaston Green Acres has proposed a solar facility located at NC Hwy 46 and Green Acres Road in Gaston, N.C. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 80 MW with 54.4 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. he proposed in-service date for this project is Dec. 31, 2015. This study does not imply a VEPCO commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under queue #AA1-064, will interconnect with VEPCO transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Carson–Wake 500-kV line.

The study doesn’t have any background information on Gaston Green Acres. North Carolina Secretary of State records show the manager of this company as Kenny Habul at 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville NC 28117. Habul has been involved with a number of solar projects proposed lately in North Carolina.

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