PJM Interconnection on June 22 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Appalachian Power Co. (APC) as both the interconnecting transmission owner and the developer of a 2-MW battery project in West Virginia.
“PJM is submitting the APC WMPA for filing because APC intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to its distribution facilities,” said PJM. APC is a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).
The APC WMPA facilitates wholesale sales from the Balls Gap Battery Facility, a 2-MW facility located at APC’s Balls Gap 34.5 kV Substation in Cabell County, West Virginia. The APC WMPA further states that this facility is an Energy Resource, that APC may sell up to 2 MW (its Maximum Facility Output), and that PJM reserves the right to limit injections in the event reliability would be affected by output greater than such quantity.
By Dec. 1, 2016, APC must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The project is under PJM Queue Position #AB1-055. It is to be made up of two 1-MW NaS batteries connected to a 34.5 kV step-up transformer.