Maryland PSC plans June 21 hearing on 60-MW Mills Branch Solar project

The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled a June 21 public hearing on the application of Mills Branch Solar LLC to construct a 60-MW solar photovoltaic facility in Kent County.

The hearing will be held at the Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland. Written comments in the case may be filed by June 21.

The Mills Branch Solar LLC unit of Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC applied Dec. 14, 2015, at the Maryland PSC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) covering this project. Apex was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Apex has expertise in project finance, construction management, and facility operations management.

The Mills Branch Solar Project consists of design, construction, and operation of up to 60 MW (nominal) of a solar photovoltaic facility proposed to be located on the eastern shore of Maryland in a rural unincorporated portion of Kent County. Power generated will be interconnected into the PJM Interconnection system and distributed through Delmarva Power and Light. The project site is approximately 370 acres and is used primarily for soybean and corn production.

The project will be interconnected to the Delmarva Power and Light system at its existing overhead Kennedyville-Massey 69-kV circuit running parallel to the Maryland Delaware Railroad Co. railroad.

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