PJM files interconnect deal for 9-MW OneEnergy solar project in Maryland

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 31 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with OneEnergy Baker Point Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Potomac Edison.

The OneEnergy ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Frederick Road Solar facility, to be located in Maryland. The site address is 12331 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. The facility has a Maximum Facility Output of 9 MW. The OneEnergy ISA further indicates that OneEnergy shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 4.5 MW. It will consist of solar panels and inverters capable of generating 9 MW.

Under the ISA, on or before Dec. 31, 2016, OneEnergy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

A listed project contact is: OneEnergy Baker Point Solar LLC, 2003 Western Avenue, Suite 225, Seattle, WA 98121, Attn: Robert Collier.

OneEnergy Baker Point Solar applied Oct. 8 at the Maryland Public Service Commission a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct this project. The property is located at the intersection of Creagerstown Road (Maryland Route 550) and Old Frederick Road south of Creagerstown in Frederick County.

Approximately 59 temporary construction jobs and 22 additional jobs will work (remotely or on site) on the project at the height of construction, which is anticipated in the spring of 2016 subject to permitting timeframes, the application said.

The application pointed out that Maryland has established one of the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard goals in the country, aiming for 20% of its power to be renewable by 2022, including 2% from solar. In order to meet these goals Maryland needs not only small, residential rooftop installations, but large utility-scale facilities like the Baker Point Solar Farm, the company said.

The project will interconnect directly into the Catoctin-Carroll-Monocacy 34.5-kV line (Catoctin-Troutville Junction Substation) of Potomac Edison. 

A project contact listed in that application is: Ms. Leslie “Gia” Clark, OneEnergy Baker Point Solar LLC c/o OneEnergy Renewables, 2003 Western Ave, Suite 225, Seattle, WA 98121, Phone (206) 922-7075, gia@oneenergyrenewables.com.

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