PJM files interconnect deal for 15-MW solar project in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Williamston Speight Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power for a 15-MW project.

It also filed an executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement and a notice of cancellation of an Interim Interconnection Service Agreement among the same parties, which is being superseded by the Williamston ISA.

The Williamston ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Williamston Speight Solar facility, located in Williamston, North Carolina. It will have a Maximum Facility Output of 15 MW. The Williamston ISA further indicates that Williamston shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 10.5 MW. 

Under the ISA, on or before March 31, 2016, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 11 approved a March 17 application from Williamston Speight Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on this 15-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 1292 Speight Road, near Williamston in Martin County. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by the facility to Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP) or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales, or to sell the output in the PJM Interconnection market.

A project contact listed in the application is: Kenny Habul, Manager, Williamston Speight Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, (704) 662-0375, kenny@sunenergy1.com.

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