Harts Mill Solar pursues PJM queue request for 80-MW project in North Carolina

PJM Interconnection has released a September 2016 System Impact Study (SIS) on an 80-MW (ac) project in North Carolina of Harts Mill Solar LLC, with the interconnecting transmission owner being Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO).

The intent of the 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 Harts Mill Solar. This is a mid-point in the PJM queue request.

Harts Mill Solar has proposed a solar facility located near Tarboro in Edgecombe County, 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 Nov. 1, 2016. This study does not imply a VEPCO commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AB1-081, will interconnect with the VEPCO transmission system at via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Anaconda–Heartease portion of the Anaconda–Battleboro 115-kV line #80.

Harts Mill Solar applied in October 2015 to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of this 80.0-MW (ac) solar facility. The facility will be located on both sides of Highway 64 surrounding the intersection of Harts Mill Run Road and Howard Avenue Extension in Tarboro, Edgecombe County.

A project contact from that filing is: Harts Mill Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375, legal@sunenergy1.com.

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