PJM issues study on 80-MW Haslett Solar project in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection has posted to its website an August 2016 Facilities Study on an 80-MW Haslett Solar LLC project located at Black Mingle Road in Haslett, Gates County, North Carolina.

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, 2019. Project queue #AA1-138 will interconnect with the transmission system via a new “Haslett” three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Earleys–Suffolk 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.

This study is an interim step in a PJM queue process that leads eventually to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement.

In November 2015, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved an application from Haslett Solar for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on an 80-MW (ac) solar facility to be located to the south and west of Black Mingle Road and the north and east of Medical Center Road, in Gates County. The applicant said it plans to sell the electricity generated to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power or to other wholesale or retail customers where allowed.

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

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