PJM files interconnect deal for 120-MW Wildwood Solar project in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 13 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Wildwood Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power covering a 120-MW project, and also told FERC it is terminating an Interim Interconnection Service Agreement filed last July that covered this project.

The project is under PJM queue position #AA1-139. The Wildwood ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Wildwood Solar Park, located in Moyock, North Carolina, with a Maximum Facility Output of 120 MW. The ISA provides that: Wildwood will have Capacity Interconnection Rights at the Point of Interconnection specified in the ISA in the amount of 84 MW commencing June 1, 2018; and during the time period from the ISA’s effective date (Dec. 14, 2015) through May 31, 2018, the 84 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights will be available on an interim basis, dependent on the results of an interim deliverability study.

This project is to be located on Caratoke Hwy / NC 168 at Moyock, N.C. It will include eighty 1.5MVA 690V solar arrays. On or before Nov. 15, 2016, Wildwood Solar must demonstrate commercial operation of 60 MW of generating units, and on or before Dec. 15, 2016, it must demonstrate commercial operation of all additional generating units.

The listed project contact in the ISA is: Wildwood Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Attn: Kenny Habul.

That is contact information for SunEnergy1, which says about Habul on its website: “Kenny Habul, SunEnergy1’s CEO and President, is a native of Australia. Kenny has been involved in PV (PV) solar and solar thermal since 1996 and has since established himself as a leader in the field of sustainable construction technologies. Prior to forming SunEnergy1, Kenny was a partner in Habul Brothers Luxury Home Construction, one of the most prominent and innovative builders in Queensland, Australia. Kenny has vast experience in commercial and residential construction and formed a passion for sustainable construction practices and solar energy. In 2007, Kenny relocated his family to North Carolina.”

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