Developer pursues 20-MW New Jersey battery project at PJM

Amergin BES1 LLC has proposed a battery storage facility located in Union County, N.J., with a total capability of 20 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

PJM said in a project study that the proposed in-service date for this project is April 2016. This study does not imply a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AA2-114, will interconnect with the JCPL system along the Pequest River-Washington (C705) 34-kV line. Based on the extent of the JCPL primary direct connection and system upgrades required to support the project, it is expected to take a minimum of 15 months from the date of a fully executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement to complete the installation, PJM noted.

A map in the study shows this project would be located next to the Warren County Resource Recovery Facility and the Oxford Quarry. 

The intent of this 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. The study is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

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