Eastern Shore Solar seeks EWG status for 80-MW project in Virginia

Eastern Shore Solar LLC on May 25 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

The company is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Solar Projects IV Inc., which is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., which is part of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

Eastern Shore Solar is developing and will own and operate an approximately 80-MW solar photovoltaic facility and related assets located in Accomack County, Virginia, which is within the PJM Interconnection balancing authority area. Applicant anticipates that the facility may generate test power in the fall of 2016 and commence commercial operation shortly afterward.

Under a 15-year power purchase agreement, applicant will sell all of the net energy from the facility at wholesale to Vadata Inc. The facility is interconnected to the transmission system owned by Delmarva Power and Light. Applicant also recently applied for authorization to make wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

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