GE Solar Farm pursues 16-MW storage project in New Jersey

GE Solar Farm has proposed a storage facility located in Sussex County, N.J., that will have a total capability of 16 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

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

The project, under PJM queue #AA2-117, will interconnect with the Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative system, which is served by JCPL.

Based on the extent of the JCP&L system upgrades required to support the AA2-117 generation project, it is expected to take a minimum of 39 months from the date of a fully executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement to complete the installation, the study noted.

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. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

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