Chestnut Solar working 75-MW project in North Carolina through PJM

A System Impact Study, dated March 2016 from PJM Interconnection says that Chestnut Solar LLC is working on a project that would interconnect into the Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power system.

The intent of the System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by the project developer. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

Chestnut Solar has proposed a solar facility located at west of Enfield and south of Highway 481 in Halifax County, N.C. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 74.9 MW with 50 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity.

The proposed in-service date for this project is June 1, 2016. This study does not imply a Dominion commitment to this in-service date. The project, under PJM queue numbers AA2-057/AA2-165 will interconnect with the Dominion transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Hornertown–Whitakers 115-kV line.

North Carolina Secretary of State records show the organizer of Chestnut Solar as Juergen Fehr, 2410 Valencia Terrace, Charlotte, N.C., 28226.

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