Longview Solar pursues interconnection at PJM for Maryland projects

Longview Solar LLC has proposed a 20 MW MFO (7.6 MWC; 20 MWE) solar facility to be located in Worcester County, Maryland, within the PJM Interconnection system.

PJM studied this project, under queue #AA1-140, as a 20-MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system at the Worcester 69-kV Substation and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date is Dec. 1, 2016.

The intent of a System Impact Study from PJM, dated September 2015, 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 Longview Solar.

No background on Longview Solar is given in the PJM study. A corporate registration from the Maryland Secretary of State shows that the company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the form signed by James Houssian, Vice President of IW Holdings Corp., a member of Longview Solar LLC.

PJM has also issued three other System Impact Studies, all dated September 2015, that cover applications by Longview Solar for other projects.

  • One application is for a 15 MW MFO (5.7 MWC; 15 MWE) solar facility to be located in Worcester County, Maryland. PJM studied project #AA1-141 as a 20 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system at the Kenney 69-kV Substation and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date is Dec. 1, 2016.
  • Longview Solar has proposed a 20 MW MFO (7.6 MWC; 20 MWE) solar facility to be located in Wicomico County, Maryland. PJM studied project #AA1-142 as a 20 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system as a tap of the Sharptown-Laurel 69-kV circuit and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date is Dec. 1, 2016.
  • Longview Solar has proposed a 20 MW MFO (7.6 MWC; 20 MWE) facility to be located in Talbot County, Maryland. PJM studied project #AA1-143 as a 20 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system as a tap of the Easton Tap-Longwood 69 kV circuit and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date is Dec. 1, 2016.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.