PJM files wholesale deal for 1-MW Public Service solar project in New Jersey

PJM Interconnection filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 30 an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Public Service Electric and Gas as both the project developer and the interconnecting transmission owner for a 1-MW solar project in New Jersey.

“PJM is submitting the PSEG WMPA for filing because PSEG intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to PSE&G’s distribution facilities,” said the filing. “The PSEG WMPA facilitates the generator’s participation in PJM’s organized wholesale markets via wholesale sales from PSEG’s 1 MW Hopewell Valley Solar facility located in Pennington, New Jersey. The PSEG WMPA indicates that PSEG shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 0.3 MW commencing on June 1, 2019. It further provides for Capacity Interconnection Rights on an interim basis during the time period from October 29, 2015 to May 31, 2019 (the ‘interim time period’) in an amount not to exceed 0.3 MW.”

Under this agreement, on or before May 1, 2016, PSEG must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

The Hopewell Valley Solar project is to be located at 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, New Jersey. The maximum facility output is to be 1 MW.

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