In June of 2016, SolUnesco secured full site control of 148
acres. The design for the site layout utilizes 90 acres of the 148 acres.
SolUnesco sold the project rights to Apex Clean Energy and
executed a Development Services Agreement. SolUnesco retains day-
to-day project development responsibilities including landowner relations,
community relations, site diligence, vendor management, local, state and
federal permitting, support of the interconnection process, and support
for commercial offtake agreements.
The project will interconnect to a Dominion 34.5kV substation which is
directly adjacent to the property. Dominion is completing a distribution
interconnection study, and SolUnesco applied for interconnection to the
wholesale grid under PJM queue Position AC1-116 for 11MWac. 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: Dominion completed the combined distribution
interconnection studies and the facilities costs are expected in 2017. PJM study results found no impact and SolUnesco executed a WMPA
July of 2017.
Permitting: On March 23, 2018, the Orange County Board of
Supervisors approved a Special Use Permit for this project. Field surveys for Project Virginia DEQ Permit by Rule permit are in progress.
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, along with a
Phase 1 ESA study for the project parcel. Wetlands field surveys and cultural resources surveys are in progress.
11.125 MWac / power the equivalent of ~ 1,800 homes