In 2016, SolUnesco secured site control of ~680 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 for the interconnection process, and support for commercial offtake agreements.
December 2020, Brookfield sold the project to Virginia Electric Power Company. SolUnesco no longer provides active development services for the Otter Creek project, providing ad hoc support as needed.
The project will interconnect to Dominion’s grid via a tap into a new 115kV Dominion owned transmission line, located on the property. SolUnesco entered Otter Creek into the PJM queue with positions AB2-077, AB2-078 & AB2-079 for a cumulative of 60 MW.ac. 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.
Interconnection: The project has completed the PJM interconnection study process and an Interconnection Services Agreement was executed with Dominion on 10/18/2018.
Permitting: On February 15, 2018, the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors approved a Special Exception Permit for this project. On 10/24/19 the 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.
Site Diligence: Desktop analyses on the project site: 1) Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) cultural resources database search; 2) Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) database searches for the presence of Rare, Threatened or Endangered (RTE) species within a 2-mile radius of the project; and 3) compile database information for topography, wetlands, National Hydrography Dataset, soils, etc. We have also completed a title search for all relevant property, Phase 1 ESA, Wetlands delineation.