Madison Electric seeks approval to interconnect 5.3-MW IGS Solar project in Maine

Madison Electric Works (MEW) filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 18 an Interconnection Agreement between MEW and IGS Solar LLC.

The IGS Interconnection Agreement concerns the interconnection of IGS’s approximately 5.3 MW (dc)/3.84-MW (ac) solar generating facility with MEW’s system. This agreement is part of an integrated transaction in which MEW has negotiated to: interconnect the IGS solar facility; purchase the output of the IGS solar generating facility through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA); and provide IGS the necessary premises for the solar facility through a ground lease.

The integrated transaction with IGS was the outcome of a competitive bid solicitation process that MEW conducted. MEW said it believes that the integrated transaction will make an important contribution to the stabilization of electricity rates for MEW’s customers and is in the best interest of its customers. The project is called the Madison Electric Works Solar Farm.

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