NJ Battery works 20-MW storage project through PJM queue system

NJ Battery Energy Storage Project 1 LLC has proposed a battery storage facility located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, said a September 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 20 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is December 2017. This study does not imply a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AB2-094, will interconnect with the JCPL system from the Warren Glen Switch Point 34kV substation.

Based on the extent of the scope required to support the AB2-094 generation project, it is expected to take a minimum of eight months from the date of a fully executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement to complete the installation, the study noted. It assumes that NJ Battery will provide all rights-of-way, permits, easements, etc. that will be needed. A further assumption is that there will be no environmental issues with any of the new properties associated with this project, that there will be no delays in acquiring permits, and that all system outages will be allowed when requested.

The intent of this Combined Feasibility/System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by NJ Battery. This study is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

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