PJM files wholesale deal for 8.8-MW Funkstown Solar project in Maryland

PJM Interconnection on Dec. 19 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with SALT Energy Group and interconnecting transmission owner Potomac Edison covering an 8.8-MW solar project in Maryland.

The SALT WMPA facilitates SALT’s participation in PJM’s organized wholesale markets via sales from its 8.8-MW Funkstown Solar Facility located in Washington County, Maryland. The SALT WMPA indicates that SALT will have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 3.3 MW commencing on June 1, 2020, and that nothing in the WMPA provides SALT with any rights with respect to the use of distribution facilities. It further provides for Capacity Interconnection Rights on an interim basis during the time period from Nov. 18, 2016, to May 31, 2020, in an amount not to exceed 3.3 MW. Any interim Capacity Interconnection Rights awarded during the interim time period will be dependent upon the completion and results of an interim deliverability study, and will terminate on May 31, 2020.

The project is under PJM Queue Position #AB2-027, and will be a fixed ground-mounted inverter-based photovoltaic solar array. On or before Nov. 30, 2017, SALT Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

Project contact information is: President Robert S. Babcock, SALT Energy Group, Alternate Route 40, Funkstown, MD 21740.

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