SunEnergy1 works at PJM to interconnect 20-MW solar projects in Virginia

SunEnergy1 has proposed a solar generating facility located near Montross in Westmoreland County, Virginia, said a November 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 20 MW with 14 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is Nov. 15, 2019. This study does not imply a Virginia Electric and Power commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AB1-026, will interconnect with the Virginia Electric and Power distribution system at a new 34.5-kV circuit into the Westmoreland 230/34kV substation. It is called the Montross Solar LLC project.

The intent of this 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 SunEnergy1. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

PJM has also issued a similar study dated November 2016 for the Hanover Solar LLC project of SunEnergy1. This is a solar facility to be located near Mechanicsville, a Richmond suburb in Hanover County, Va. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 20 MW with 14 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The proposed in-service date for this project is Nov. 15, 2019. This study does not imply a Virginia Electric and Power commitment to this in-service date.

The Hanover Solar project, under queue #AB1-027, will interconnect with the Virginia Electric and Power distribution system via tapping the Old Church circuit 474 fed out of the Old Church 230/34.5kV substation.

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