PJM Interconnection has issued an August 2016 Facilities Study looking at the Gaston Green Acres Solar LLC project to be located at 1057 N Carolina 46 Gaston in Northampton, 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. This study does not imply an interconnecting transmission owner commitment to this in-service date.
Project #AA1-064 will interconnect with the transmission system via a new “Beddingfield” three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Heritage – Wake (Duke) 500kV line. Network upgrade construction is estimated to be 16-18 months from the effective date of the Interconnection Service Agreement.
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.
Queue project AA1-064 provides for the installation of the Beddingfield Substation. This is a 500kV Solar Generator Interconnect that will split the 570 Line between the Heritage and Wake (Duke) substations, the study noted.