Johannes Gutenburg Solar pursues 75-MW project at PJM

Johannes Gutenburg Solar LLC has proposed a solar facility located northeast of Garysburg, N.C., that would have a total capability of 74.9 MW with 52.4 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

The proposed in-service date for this project is June 1, 2016, said a study on the project from PJM dated March 2016. This study does not imply a Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power commitment to this in-service date. This project, under PJM queue #AA2-053, will interconnect with the Dominion transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Carolina–Jackson 115-kV line.

This System Impact Study has been prepared in accordance with the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff to look at the costs of interconnecting this solar project. This study is a mid-point in the PJM queue system.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission in July 2015 granted a request from Johannes Gutenberg Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 74.9-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located east and west of Cornwallis Road, within a 1.5-mile radius of the intersection of Cornwallis Road and NC Highway 186, in Northampton County, North Carolina.

Note the slight spelling difference (Gutenburg) in the PJM notice and the North Carolina approval (Gutenberg). North Carolina Secretary of State records show the only registered company with this name having the “Gutenberg” spelling.

Geenex Energy LLC, the parent of Johannes Gutenberg Solar, develops solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities with the primary intention of selling to third parties that become the long-term operator and owners of the facilities. Georg Veit, Chief Executive Officer of the company, founded Geenex in 2012.

Project contact information is: Johannes Gutenberg Solar LLC, 7804-C Fairview Road #257, Charlotte, NC 28226,, Phone: (704) 907-7163.

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