80-MW Moyock Solar project in North Carolina advances in the PJM queue

Moyock Solar LLC has proposed a 80-MW (ac) solar generating facility located at Puddin Ridge Road in Moyock, N.C., said a Facility Study Report on the project dated July 2016 from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 80 MW with 56 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is Oct. 31, 2017. This project, under PJM queue #AA1-133, will interconnect via a new “Caratoke” three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Hickory-Shawboro 230 kV line.

The generating facility will be comprised of 108 solar arrays. The solar arrays will be connected to 54 x 1.5 MW PowerOne Ultra 1500-TL-OUTD solar inverters, the study said.

This study is a mid-point in a PJM queue process that leads to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement.

Moyock Solar in December 2015 won an approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for an 80-MW (ac) facility to be located at 461 Puddin Ridge Road at Moyock in Currituck County. It plans to sell the electricity to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power, or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales, or to sell the output in the PJM market. The projected annual sales are 193,957,198 kWh.

A project contact is: Moyock Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375, legal@sunenergy1.com.

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