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AF2-299 Transition Sort Retool Results -- Reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1

v1.00 released 2023-12-14 11:10

Fields 34.5 kV

15.0 MW Capacity / 25.0 MW Energy

Introduction

In accordance with Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304, PJM performed load flow analysis (Transition Sort Retool) on all AE1 through AG1 projects that have met eligibility requirements according to Tariff, Part VII, Subpart B, section 303. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a project would be classified as eligible for the Expedited Process (Fast Lane) or if it would be reprioritized to be studied as part of Transition Cycle #1 (TC1) using the criteria from the Expedited Process Eligibility section of Tariff Part VII, section 304. This is not a System Impact Study report.

Below are the results of the study, details of how the study was performed, criterion used in the evaluation of the Expedited Process vs. TC1 determination, and next steps in the interconnection process for your project.

Transition Cycle #1:

The AF2-299 project has not met the Expedited Process Eligibility requirements in Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 and will therefore be reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1. Please see "Transition Cycle #1 Rules" below.

Transition Sort Retool Study Process and Criteria:

In order to determine Expedited Process vs. Transition Cycle #1 classification, projects which met the Transition Eligibility requirements from Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 303 were studied on the base case model that was used for the original System Impact Study analysis. Both a summer peak and light load load flow analysis were performed. Projects that have cost allocation eligibility or are identified as the first to cause a system violation which requires the need for a Network Upgrade with a total estimated cost greater than $5 million will be reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1. All other projects will be eligible for the expedited procedures set forth in Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (B).

Expedited Process Eligibility: OATT Tariff Part VII, section 304:

A project is not eligible for the expedited process if it has cost allocation eligibility or is identified as the first to cause, as determined according to Tariff, Part VI, section 217.3, for a Network Upgrade which has a total estimated cost of greater than $5,000,000. Such cost estimate will be based on Transmission Provider's most recently available data.

Not considered in the Transition Sorting: The cost of the Interconnection Facilities is not considered when determining a project's eligibility for the expedited process. Affected Systems upgrade costs are also not considered in the evaluation.

Transition Sort Retool Results Provided:

This report includes a list of:

  1. the overloaded flowgates (overloaded facilities + contingency pair) that the project contributes towards
  2. other interconnection projects that may also contribute to the overloaded facility, and
  3. the total estimated cost for any required Network Upgrades.

Important Notes:

Note for Uprate Projects: Per Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (B), if a project is an uprate (project relies on the Interconnection Facilities of a prior project) whose base project does not qualify for the expedited process, the uprate also will not qualify for the expedited process, regardless of analysis results.

Notes regarding Results displayed:

  1. Some flowgate overloads that a New Service Request contributes to, but does not contribute enough to meet cost allocation eligibility (per Manual 14A, Attachment B.3), may be reported in this Transition Sort report. These types of flowgates do not affect the classification of the New Service Request as either Expedited Process or Transition Cycle #1 because cost allocation eligibility has not been met.
  2. For projects that were determined to not meet Expedited Process eligibility and are being reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1, not all reinforcements in excess of $5,000,000 may be shown in this report. This report may only display a subset of those reinforcements determined to be in excess of $5,000,000 which would classify the project as not meeting Expedited Process Eligibility. This is not a formal System Impact Study.

Next Steps for your project:

Transition Cycle #1 Rules:

Refer to Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (C) for the Transition Cycle #1 Project Rules.

Transition Cycle #1 will start no later than one year from the Transition Start Date (July 10, 2023). Transition Cycle #1 will run simultaneously with the expedited process, however Transition Cycle #1, Phase III will not begin until all expedited process projects have been completed.

Projects that are reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1 will not need to re-apply to the Interconnection Cycle Process. Therefore, there is no Application Review Phase for Transition Cycle #1. The cycle process for Transition Cycle #1 includes three Study Phases and three Decision Points:

  1. Phase I System Impact Study and Decision Point I; and
  2. Phase II System Impact Study and Decision Point II; and
  3. Phase III System Impact Study and Decision Point III

Refer to Tariff Part VII, Subpart D, section 307 for the Transition Cycle #1 study process.

General

The Interconnection Customer (IC), has proposed a Solar generating facility located in the Dominion zone Greensville County, Virginia. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 25.0 MW with 15.0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as Capacity.

Project Information
Queue Number AF2-299
Project Name Fields 34.5 kV
Developer Name Jarratt Energy Facility, LLC
State Virginia
County Greensville
Transmission Owner Dominion
MFO 25.0 MW
MWE 25.0 MW
MWC 15.0 MW
Fuel Type Solar
Basecase Study Year 2023

Point of Interconnection

AF2-299 will interconnect with the Dominion distribution system. The POI is a direct connection to an existing Fields 34.5 kV substation in the Dominion area.

 

Summer Peak Analysis

The Queue Project was evaluated as a 25.0 MW (Capacity 15.0 MW) injection in the Dominion area. Project was evaluated for compliance with applicable reliability planning criteria (PJM, NERC, NERC Regional Reliability Councils, and Transmission Owners). Potential Summer peak period network impacts are listed below:

Important to Note:

Note for Uprate Projects: Per Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (B), if a project is an uprate (project relies on the Interconnection Facilities of a prior project) whose base project does not qualify for the expedited process, the uprate also will not qualify for the expedited process, regardless of analysis results.

Notes regarding Results displayed:

  1. Some flowgate overloads that a New Service Request contributes to, but does not contribute enough to meet cost allocation eligibility (per Manual 14A, Attachment B.3), may be reported in this Transition Sort report. These types of flowgates do not affect the classification of the New Service Request as either Expedited Process or Transition Cycle #1 because cost allocation eligibility has not been met.
  2. For projects that were determined to not meet Expedited Process eligibility and are being reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1, not all reinforcements in excess of $5,000,000 may be shown in this report. This report may only display a subset of those reinforcements determined to be in excess of $5,000,000 which would classify the project as not meeting Expedited Process Eligibility. This is not a formal System Impact Study.
Summer Peak Analysis
Area Facility Description Contingency Name Contingency Type DC|AC Initial Loading Final Loading Rating (MVA) Rating Type MVA to Mitigate MW Contribution Details
CPLE/DVP 3BTLEBRO-3ROCKYMT115T 115.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314554 to 304223 ckt 1
DVP_P7-1: LN 2058-2181
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P7-1: LN 2058-2181'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 304222 TO BUS 313845 CKT 1   /*6ROCKYMT230T 230.0 - 6HATHAWAY    230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 304226 TO BUS 314591 CKT 1   /*6PA-RMOUNT#4 230.0 - 6NASH        230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 313844 TO BUS 313845 CKT 2   /*3HATHAWAY    115.0 - 6HATHAWAY    230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 313845 TO BUS 314591 CKT 1   /*6HATHAWAY    230.0 - 6NASH        230.0
 OPEN BUS 304226                                   /*6PA-RMOUNT#4 230.0
 OPEN BUS 314591                                   /*6NASH        230.0
END
Tower AC 228.11 % 229.03 % 164.0 B 375.61 1.84
DVP 6HARROWG-6TYLER1 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314299 to 314263 ckt 1
DVP_P4-2: 24972-4
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P4-2: 24972-4'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314282 TO BUS 314285 CKT 1   /*6CARSON      230.0 - 6CHRL249     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314282 TO BUS 314902 CKT 1   /*6CARSON      230.0 - 8CARSON      500.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314285 TO BUS 314316 CKT 1   /*6CHRL249     230.0 - 6LOCKS       230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314314 TO BUS 314316 CKT 2   /*3LOCKS       115.0 - 6LOCKS       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314285                                   /*6CHRL249     230.0
 OPEN BUS 314455                                   /*6CARSO_1     230.0
END
Breaker AC 105.15 % 106.27 % 541.0 C 574.92 6.06
DVP 6POE-6HARROWG 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314331 to 314299 ckt 1
DVP_P4-2: 24972-4
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P4-2: 24972-4'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314282 TO BUS 314285 CKT 1   /*6CARSON      230.0 - 6CHRL249     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314282 TO BUS 314902 CKT 1   /*6CARSON      230.0 - 8CARSON      500.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314285 TO BUS 314316 CKT 1   /*6CHRL249     230.0 - 6LOCKS       230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314314 TO BUS 314316 CKT 2   /*3LOCKS       115.0 - 6LOCKS       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314285                                   /*6CHRL249     230.0
 OPEN BUS 314455                                   /*6CARSO_1     230.0
END
Breaker AC 105.12 % 106.24 % 541.0 C 574.76 6.06
DVP 6CLUBHSE-AE2-033 TAP 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314563 to 940480 ckt 1
DVP_P4-2: 246T247
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P4-2: 246T247'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 313713 TO BUS 314648 CKT 1   /*6SWAMP       230.0 - 6SUNBURY     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314537 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6SUFFOLK     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314537 TO BUS 314648 CKT 1   /*6SUFFOLK     230.0 - 6SUNBURY     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314569 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6EARLEYS     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314575 TO BUS 314590 CKT 1   /*6NUCO TP     230.0 - 6NUCOR       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314575                                   /*6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BUS 314590                                   /*6NUCOR       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314648                                   /*6SUNBURY     230.0
END
Breaker AC 100.5 % 101.83 % 830.0 C 845.19 10.92
DVP 6CLUBHSE-AE2-033 TAP 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314563 to 940480 ckt 1
DVP_P4-2: 24642
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P4-2: 24642'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314536 TO BUS 314537 CKT 3   /*3SUFFOLK     115.0 - 6SUFFOLK     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314537 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6SUFFOLK     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314537 TO BUS 314928 CKT 2   /*6SUFFOLK     230.0 - 8SUFFOLK     500.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314569 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6EARLEYS     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314575 TO BUS 314590 CKT 1   /*6NUCO TP     230.0 - 6NUCOR       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314575                                   /*6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BUS 314590                                   /*6NUCOR       230.0
END
Breaker AC 98.96 % 100.27 % 830.0 C 832.24 10.86
AEP 05EDAN 1-05DANVL2 138.0 kV Ckt 1 line
242631 to 242620 ckt 1
AEP_P4_#11111_05J.FERR 765_B1
CONTINGENCY 'AEP_P4_#11111_05J.FERR 765_B1'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 242514 TO BUS 242520 CKT 1   /*05J.FERR     765.0 - 05J.FERR     500.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 242514 TO BUS 242684 CKT 2   /*05J.FERR     765.0 - 05J.FERR     138.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 242520 TO BUS 306719 CKT 1   /*05J.FERR     500.0 - 8ANTIOCH     500.0
END
Breaker AC 99.9 % 100.16 % 402.0 B 402.64 1.27
DVP 3CLUBHSE-6CLUBHSE 115.0/230.0 kV Ckt 1 transformer
314562 to 314563 ckt 1
DVP_P1-2: LN 5254
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P1-2: LN 5254'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314563 TO BUS 924510 CKT 1   /*6CLUBHSE     230.0 - AB2-100 TAP  230.0
END
Single AC 105.89 % 110.36 % 182.64 B 201.56 8.11
DVP 6NUCO TP-6SUFFOLK 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314575 to 314537 ckt 1
314435 6SAPONY 230 940480 AE2-033 TAP 230 1
CONTINGENCY '314435 6SAPONY 230 940480 AE2-033 TAP 230 1'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314435 TO BUS 940480 CKT 1   /*6SAPONY      230.0 - AE2-033 TAP  230.0
END
Single AC 99.6 % 100.11 % 571.52 B 572.15 2.87
DVP 6SAPONY-6CARSON 230.0 kV Ckt 1 line
314435 to 314282 ckt 1
DVP_P1-2: LN 246
CONTINGENCY 'DVP_P1-2: LN 246'
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314537 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6SUFFOLK     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314569 TO BUS 314575 CKT 1   /*6EARLEYS     230.0 - 6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BRANCH FROM BUS 314575 TO BUS 314590 CKT 1   /*6NUCO TP     230.0 - 6NUCOR       230.0
 OPEN BUS 314575                                   /*6NUCO TP     230.0
 OPEN BUS 314590                                   /*6NUCOR       230.0
END
Single AC 99.69 % 100.65 % 678.68 B 683.09 6.51

Light Load Analysis

The Queue Project was evaluated as a 25.0 MW (Capacity 15.0 MW) injection in the Dominion area. Project was evaluated for compliance with applicable reliability planning criteria (PJM, NERC, NERC Regional Reliability Councils, and Transmission Owners). Potential light load period network impacts are listed below:

Important to Note:

Note for Uprate Projects: Per Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (B), if a project is an uprate (project relies on the Interconnection Facilities of a prior project) whose base project does not qualify for the expedited process, the uprate also will not qualify for the expedited process, regardless of analysis results.

Notes regarding Results displayed:

  1. Some flowgate overloads that a New Service Request contributes to, but does not contribute enough to meet cost allocation eligibility (per Manual 14A, Attachment B.3), may be reported in this Transition Sort report. These types of flowgates do not affect the classification of the New Service Request as either Expedited Process or Transition Cycle #1 because cost allocation eligibility has not been met.
  2. For projects that were determined to not meet Expedited Process eligibility and are being reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1, not all reinforcements in excess of $5,000,000 may be shown in this report. This report may only display a subset of those reinforcements determined to be in excess of $5,000,000 which would classify the project as not meeting Expedited Process Eligibility. This is not a formal System Impact Study.

(No impacts were found for this analysis)

System Reinforcements

The table below lists all network upgrades which resolve the identified overloaded facilities in this report.

Important to Note:

Note for Uprate Projects: Per Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (B), if a project is an uprate (project relies on the Interconnection Facilities of a prior project) whose base project does not qualify for the expedited process, the uprate also will not qualify for the expedited process, regardless of analysis results.

Notes regarding Results displayed:

  1. Some flowgate overloads that a New Service Request contributes to, but does not contribute enough to meet cost allocation eligibility (per Manual 14A, Attachment B.3), may be reported in this Transition Sort report. These types of flowgates do not affect the classification of the New Service Request as either Expedited Process or Transition Cycle #1 because cost allocation eligibility has not been met.
  2. For projects that were determined to not meet Expedited Process eligibility and are being reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1, not all reinforcements in excess of $5,000,000 may be shown in this report. This report may only display a subset of those reinforcements determined to be in excess of $5,000,000 which would classify the project as not meeting Expedited Process Eligibility. This is not a formal System Impact Study.
  3. Reinforcements previously identified by Transmission Owners for violations on lower voltage facilities are included in this report. Transmission Owner analysis will be updated as part of the Expedited Process and Transition Cycle 1 retools.
System Reinforcements
RTEP ID Title Total Cost
(TBD) Replace 1.5" AL tubular station conductor at Danville $100,000
(TBD) Replace two 1200A switch at Danville $200,000
(TBD) Replace five 1590 AAC 61 Str. Station condutor at Danville $500,000
n6114 Add additional 230/115 kV transformer at Clubhouse substation. Cost changed during facility study phase. $13,653,448
n6618.1 Hathaway 115 kV Bus Split. $20,749
n6118 Upgrade the breaker leads at DVPs Battleboro terminal will bring the rating to 239/239/239 MVA (Limited by terminal equipment at Rocky Mount) $100,000
(TBD) Reconductor 8.5 miles RockyMt-Battleborro with single 795 ACSS-TW per phase, upgrade disconnect switches and CT ratios. $31,000,000
s2825.2 Rebuild line #55 Tarboro to Hart Mills. $3,500,000
s2825.1 Rebuild entire line#2167 Edgecombe NUG to Hathaway. $39,500,000
n6221 Rebuild 11.79 miles of 230 kV Line 238 from Sapony to Carson with 2-795 150C ACSR. $17,685,000
n6872 Rebuild 14.28 miles of 230 kV Line 238 from Clubhouse to AE2-033 Tap with 2-795 150C ACSR. $21,420,000
n6179 Rebuild 12.3 miles of 230 kV Line 2003 from Poe to Harrowgate with 2-636 ACSR. $30,750,000
n6849 Rebuild 30.6 miles of 230 kV Line 246 from Nuco TP to Suffolk with 2-636 ACSR. $45,900,000
n6178 Rebuild 4.5 miles of 230 kV Line 2003 from Harrowgate to Tyler with 2-636 ACSR. $11,250,000

Attachments

Attachment 1: One Line Diagram for Queue Project AF2-299.

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Conclusion

The Transition Sort load flow retool results indicate that AF2-299 is not eligible for the Expedited Process per PJM Tariff Part VII, Subpart B, section 304 (A) will be reprioritized to Transition Cycle #1. See next steps for your project in the "Introduction" section above.