FERC accepts interconnect deal for 20-MW Chesapeake Solar project in Virginia

PJM Interconnection won an Oct. 27 acceptance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its Sept. 7 filing of an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Chesapeake Solar LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power for a solar project with PJM Queue Position #AA2-180.

The Chesapeake Solar ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of a 20-MW solar facility located in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Chesapeake Solar ISA indicates that Chesapeake Solar shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 14 MW. The location is at Hwy 17 and Ballahack Road in Chesapeake. On or before Dec. 31, 2016, Chesapeake Solar under the ISA must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

A listed project contact is: Kenny Habul, Manager, Chesapeake Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28177.

Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power announced Feb. 8 that it is partnering with SunEnergy1 on a 20-MW solar farm in Chesapeake, Va. SunEnergy1 will lease the 250-acre site, located off Ballahack Road and U.S. Highway 17. Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), will purchase the output of the facility, including energy, capacity and renewable energy credits, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

“At SunEnergy1, we design and construct solar facilities with first class quality and unmatched reliability,” said Kenny Habul, SunEnergy1 president and CEO, in the Feb. 8 announcement. “We are proud to partner with Dominion to bring new solar solutions to Virginia.”

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