PJM works on interconnection for 20-MW OneEnergy solar project in Maryland

PJM Interconnection has posted to its website a September 2015 study on a 20-MW solar project in Maryland of OneEnergy Development LLC, with that study being a mid-point in the PJM queue process that leads to an Interconnection Service Agreement.

The intent of this 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 OneEnergy. The study estimates do not include the feasibility, cost, or time required to obtain property rights and permits for construction of the required facilities.

OneEnergy Development has proposed a 20 MWE (13.4 MWC; 20 MW MFO) solar facility to be located in East New Market, Maryland. PJM studied this project, under queue #AA1-061, as a 20 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system as a tap of the Jacktown-East New Market 69-kV circuit and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2018. The planned in-service date, as stated in the Attachment N, is Dec. 31, 2016.

A1-061 will interconnect with the Delmarva Power and Light transmission system along line 6719 between the Jacktown Substation and the East New Market Substation. This interconnection will require the construction of a new substation complete with a minimum of three bus positions.

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