Lark Energy seeks FERC break for two solar projects

Lark Energy Developments Inc., which has two solar projects in the works, on Dec. 6 asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a limited, one-day waiver of the Oct. 31, 2016, New Services Queue Closing Date of PJM Interconnection related to two solar projects.

The company said it submitted its completed generation interconnection applications to PJM in a timely manner. However, its financial institution, despite receiving timely and adequate requests from the company, delayed transferring the study deposit funds to PJM, resulting in PJM not receiving the funds for the two deposits until 11:39 a.m. local time on Nov. 1, 2016.

Lark Energy told FERC: “Applicant seeks this limited waiver to avoid the unjust result of Applicant’s projects being excluded from the PJM interconnection queue cycle AC-1 and placed into the later AC-2 queue, despite Applicant satisfying all deadlines within its control.”

The company is developing a 10-MW solar project in Sussex County, Delaware, and a 3-MW solar project in Dorchester County, Maryland. The Sussex County Project will interconnect with Delaware Electric Cooperative, within the PJM operating area, and has a planned commercial operation date of March 31, 2018. The Dorchester County Project will interconnect with the Delmarva Power and Light transmission system transmission system, also within the PJM operating area, and has a planned commercial operation date of March 31, 2018.

A company contact is: Rich Salgo, Tri Sage Consulting, 5418 Longley Ln., Ste. A, Reno, NV 89511, Tel: (775) 336-1300.

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