FERC accepts wholesale deal for 6-MW Gateway Solar project in Maryland

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 18 accepted PJM Interconnection‘s March 10 filing of an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Gateway Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light.

Said the March 10 filing: “PJM is submitting the Gateway Solar WMPA for filing because Gateway Solar intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to DPL’s distribution facilities.”

The Gateway Solar WMPA facilitates the generator’s participation in PJM’s organized wholesale markets via wholesale sales from Gateway Solar’s 6-MW solar facility located in Berlin, Maryland. The Gateway Solar WMPA indicates that Gateway Solar shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 3.99 MW.

The project is in PJM Queue Position #Z2-076. It is called the Worcester South project and is to be located on Ocean Gateway (US Rt. 50) Berlin, Maryland. It is a ground-mounted, inverter-based, solar photovoltaic generating facility consisting of solar arrays with tracking capability and a step up transformer with a high side voltage of 25 kV.

Under the WMPA, on or before Sept. 30, 2017, Gateway Solar must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

Project contact information is: Gateway Solar LLC c/o Community Energy Inc., Three Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087, Attn: Interconnection Manager, interconnection@communityenergyinc.com, Phone: (610) 230-0345.

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