PJM files revised wholesale deal with new developer for New Jersey solar project

PJM Interconnection on Oct. 19 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with new solar project developer NJR Clean Energy Ventures II Corp. and interconnecting transmission owner Atlantic City Electric.

“PJM is submitting the NJR WMPA for filing because NJR Clean Energy intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to ACE’s distribution facilities,” PJM noted.

The NJR WMPA supersedes a prior agreement entered into among PJM, Cedar Branch Solar LLC and Atlantic City Electric. Cedar Branch Solar has now assigned its project to NJR Clean Energy. The NJR WMPA is substantively the same as what was submitted to the commission, with some changes, including new developer and changes in the project timetable.

The agreement covers the Cedar Branch Solar Farm, to be located on Block 7402, Lot 6 and Lot 7, Vine Road, in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey. The Maximum Facility Output is to be 9.2 MW. This is a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic facility consisting of solar arrays and a 12 kV high side collector system.

The old commercial operation target date was Sept. 30, 2016, which has been pushed back under this new deal to Dec. 31, 2016.

A project contact is: NJR Clean Energy Ventures II Corp., 1415 Wyckoff Road, Wall, New Jersey 07719, Attn: Jeffery R. Lamb, Asset Manager, Phone: (732) 938-1171, jlamb@njrresources.com.

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