Morgnec Road Solar pursues Maryland okay for 57-MW project

Morgnec Road Solar LLC filed a Dec. 21 application with the Maryland Public Service Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct a nominal 57.04-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility in Kent County, Maryland.

The total fenced area proposed in a PJM Interconnection Feasibility Study included approximately 343 acres. The site primarily consists of agricultural fields surrounded by wooded areas and has been farmed for conventional agricultural crops for several decades.

The project will consist of approximately 213,808 JA Solar JAM6(K)-72-355/PR modules (solar panels). Interconnection will be to Delmarva Power and Light‘s Chestertown Substation located immediately across Route 291 from the project site. Appropriate easements will be obtained from neighboring property owners along the route of the gen-tie. The connection to the Chestertown Substation from the Project site will be made utilizing underground cabling to avoid any new overhead electrical cabling. The connection to the substation will involve offsite improvements pursuant to requirements specified in the PJM Feasibility Report and System Impact Study Report (to be completed in March 2017).

Said the company: “The Applicant proposes to construct, own, and operate this 57.04 MW solar generation facility, which will increase the State’s current solar electricity output. There will be significant economic benefits resulting from the Project to include a capital cost of approximately $100M and approximately one hundred fifty to one hundred seventy-five (110-175) design, management, and construction personnel working remotely or on the Site at the height of construction to start in the Spring, 2018. The construction schedule is estimated to be five (5) to seven (7) months and is scheduled to be completed prior to December, 2018.”

A project contact is: Adam Thompson, Morgnec Road Solar LLC, 337 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666, Phone 410.604.3603, adam@urbangridco.com.

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