July 2016, SolUnesco secured site control of 758 acres. Due to engineering and local opposition, SolUnesco moved the project footprint and secured an additional 900 acres.
December of 2016, SolUnesco sold the project rights to Brookfield and executed a Development Services Agreement. SolUnesco retained day-to-day project development responsibilities including landowner relations, community relations, site diligence, local permitting, support of the interconnection process, and support for commercial offtake agreements.
May 2020, Brookfield sold the project to Virginia Electric Power company. SolUnesco no longer provides an active role in the Meherrin project, providing ad hoc support as needed.
The project will interconnect to a 115kV Dominion owned transmission line. SolUnesco entered Meherrin into the PJM queue with positions AB1-173, AB1-173A & AB1-031 for an aggregate capacity of 60MWac. Once complete this project will provide power to the wholesale electricity grid and either sell directly to a large customer, the utility, or the utility may purchase the project adding this competitive, fixed priced power to their portfolio of power generation.
This project has achieved full site control, both for the project property and for a transmission easement through neighboring property.
Interconnection: The project has completed the PJM interconnection study process and an Interconnection Services Agreement was executed with Dominion on 2/08/2019.
Permitting: On 10/19/18, the Greensville County Board of Supervisors approved a Special Use Permit for this project. On December 17, 2019, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued the state Permit by Rule permit. The Army Corp of Engineers has issued the necessary permit to allow for construction and operations.