The Cumberland County Improvement Authority has proposed a 13.5 MW MFO (7.3 MWC; 13.5 MWE) combined solar and reciprocating engine generating facility to be located in Millville, New Jersey.
PJM Interconnection said in a project study dated March 2016 that the generating facility will be configured as a 10-MW solar facility and a 3.5-MW biogas-fueled engine/generator set. PJM studied this project, under queue #AA2-044, as a 13.5-MW injection into the Atlantic City Electric system as a tap of the Sherman-Carll’s Corner 69 kV circuit and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2019. The planned in-service date, as stated during the kick-off call, is Dec. 1, 2017.
The authority requested a 69-kV transmission level interconnection. As a result, the AA2-044 project will connect with the ACE transmission system at a new 69 kV three-breaker ring bus substation to be constructed adjacent to the Sherman–Carll’s Corner 69-kV circuit.
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 power project developer. It is a mid-point in a queue process that eventually leads to an Interconnection Service Agreement.