Maryland PSC approves 15-MW LS-Seabeach project of Longview Solar

The Maryland Public Service Commission on May 17 granted final approval to Longview Solar LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on the 15-MW (ac) LS-Seabeach Solar Farm Project.

A commission Public Utility Law Judge had issued a proposed approval on May 2, which was declared to be a final commission decision on May 17 when no party objected to it. The company had applied in November 2016 for approval of this project.

Providing March 29 supporting testimony in this case was Byron Crawford, a Principal at Longview Solar, which is a joint venture of TUUSSO Energy and IW Holdings Corp. (a U.S. affiliate of a Canada-based renewable independent power producer, Elemental Energy). He wrote that Longview Solar is committed to meeting the operation target of Fall/Winter 2016 and that a commission approval by May 18 is necessary to allow for that schedule.

Longview Solar is developing a solar photovoltaic facility with a nominally rated capacity of up to 15 MW (ac). The project will be constructed on up to approximately 125 acres of primarily agricultural private land, located approximately one mile east/southeast of Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland. The solar array will use a single-axis tracking technology system.

The LS-Seabeach project will connect to the PJM Interconnection transmission system at the existing Kenney Substation, which is owned by Delmarva Power and Light. The project will include a generation tie line, approximately 700 feet long, to connect the site to the substation.

Incidentally, the Maryland PSC on May 10 granted final approval to an October 2015 application from Longview Solar for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a nominal 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility in Worcester County, Maryland, to be called the LS-Heron Solar Farm.

A project contact is: Byron Crawford, Longview Solar LLC, 1080 W. Ewing Pl #B10, Seattle, WA 98119, Phone 206.388.2996,

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