PJM files interconnect deal for 80-MW solar project in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 9 an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Aulander Holloman Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power.

It also filed an Interconnection Construction Service Agreement for this project and a notice of cancellation of an Interim Interconnection Service Agreement.

The Aulander ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of the Aulander Holloman Solar Park, to be located in Aulander, N.C. It has a maximum facility output of 80 MW.

Under this ISA, by May 31, 2016, Aulander must demonstrate commercial operation of 40 MW of generating units; and by June 30, 2016, it must demonstrate commercial operation of all additional units.

A project contact is: Aulander Holloman Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Attn: Kenny Habul.

On June 17, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a Feb. 27 application from Aulander Holloman Solar, an affiliate of SunEnergy1, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on this project. The applicant stated that it plans to sell this electricity to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a 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 market.

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