PJM works out interconnect deal for 20-MW Morgans Corner Solar project in N.C.

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement with Morgans Corner Solar Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power for a 20-MW project in North Carolina.

The Morgans Corner ISA supersedes a 2013 agreement entered into among PJM, Tonopah Energy LLC and Virginia Electric and Power. Tonopah Energy assigned its project to Morgans Corner. The Morgans Corner ISA is substantially the same as the prior one.

This photovoltaic project is under PJM Queue Position #Y1-086. It is the Morgan’s Corner Solar facility, to be located on US HWY 158, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. The Maximum Facility Output is to be 20 MW.

On or before Jan. 30, 2016, Morgans Corner Solar must demonstrate commercial operation of 20 MW solar inverter generating units.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 27, 2015, approved the transfer to a new owner of a December 2014 certificate of public convenience and necessity it had issued to Morgans Corner Solar Energy for this project. Morgans Corner is a third-tier subsidiary of Invenergy Clean Power LLC, which is an affiliate of Invenergy LLC. On Sept. 14, 2015, Morgans Corner and Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP) filed a request for approval to transfer the certificate for the facility from Morgans Corner to DNCP. DNCP is an operating subsidiary of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

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