OneEnergy works on interconnects for two 20-MW solar projects in Maryland

PJM Interconnection has issued September 2016 studies on two companion solar projects in Maryland of OneEnergy Development LLC.

The projects are:

  • OneEnergy Development has proposed a 19.8 MW MFO (13.5 MWC) solar facility to be located in Sudlersville, Maryland. PJM studied this project, under queue #AB1-141, as a 19.8 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2019. The planned in-service date, as requested by OneEnergy during the kick-off call, is Nov. 1, 2017. That date is not attainable due to the need for additional studies and the transmission wwner construction schedule, the study noted. The Point of Interconnection will be off DPL’s 138 kV Circuit 13723 between the Church Substation and Wye Mills Substation in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The connection off of Circuit 13723 will require the construction of a new substation with a 138 kV three position ring bus.
  • OneEnergy Development has proposed a 19.8 MW MFO (13.5 MWC) solar facility to be located in Sudlersville, Maryland. PJM studied this project, under queue #AB1-142, as a 19.8 MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system and evaluated it for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2019. The planned in-service date, as requestedduring the kick-off call, is Nov. 1, 2017. Again, this date is not attainable. AB1-142 will require a Point of Interconnection (POI) off DPL’s 138 kV Circuit 13723 between the Church Substation and Wye Mills Substation in Queen Anne’s County. The connection off of Circuit 13723 will require the construction of a new substation with a 138 kV three position ring bus. AB1-142 will use the POI established by AB1-141.

The intent of these System Impact Studies is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection projects to the PJM network at a location specified by OneEnergy. They are mid-points in the PJM queue process.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.