FERC accepts interim service deal for 78-MW Rocky Forge Wind project in Virginia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 28 accepted a May 10 filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed interim interconnection service agreement with Rocky Forge Wind LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power.

The interim ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of 78.1 MW (Maximum Facility Output) at the Rocky Forge Wind Farm located approximately 2 miles southeast of Daggers Springs in Botetourt County, Virginia. 

This project has PJM Queue Position #AA1-038. Under this deal, the parties will conduct the engineering and design activities regarding PJM Network Upgrade n4784, which requires the installation of a new Rocky Forge 230-kV three breaker ring bus interconnection substation splitting the existing Lexington–Low Moor line #2084.

A project contact is: Rocky Forge Wind LLC, 310 4th St. NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Attn: Bill Pezalla, Transmission Manager.

Apex Clean Energy filed a permit application for the Rocky Forge wind project in Botetourt County with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on May 3. Apex plans to locate the potential 78-MW facility on the southernmost portion of North Mountain in Botetourt County. The project will consist of up to 25 turbines.

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