PJM revises wholesale deal for 13-MW Boykins Solar project in Virginia

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 21 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Boykins Solar LLC and transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power for an uprated solar project.

“PJM is submitting this WMPA for filing because Boykins Solar intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to VEPCO’s distribution facilities,” said the filing.

The Boykins Solar WMPA supersedes a prior agreement entered into among PJM, Boykins Solar and VEPCO. Revisions to the WMPA include: revise the queue position number to reflect a different queue position for the same generating units than the Z2-099 queue position identified in the original agreement; revise milestone dates; revise the deal to reflect a 4.5-MW increase in the Maximum Facility Output (MFO); and reflect a 3.1-MW increase in Capacity Interconnection rights due to the 4.5-MW increase in the MFO.

The new PJM Queue Position is #AA2-086. This is the Boykins Solar project, to be located 30043 Clarksbury Rd., Boykins, Va. The Maximum Facility Output is 13 MW. It is to be a ground-mounted solar array with DC panels connected to inverters connected to a step-up 34.5/0.8kV transformer.

On or before Oct. 31, 2017 (the old deadline was Oct. 31 2016), Boykins Solar must demonstrate commercial operation of 8.5 MW (the original project size) of solar inverter generating units; and on or before May 31, 2018, it must demonstrate commercial sale or use of energy out of the remaining 4.5 MW of solar generating units.

The project contact information is: Boykins Solar LLC, 3 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 3000, 100 Matsonford Rd., Radnor, PA 19087, Attn: Eric Blank.

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