PJM issues study on 80-MW Gaston Green Acres Solar project in North Carolina

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.

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