The Carvers Creek Solar Project uses about 310 out of 402 contracted acres.
This project has been entered into the PJM queue (Position AD1-041) at 50MWac, with a feasibility study in progress and expected to be complete in January of 2018. The project will interconnect to a Dominion 115kV line located on the property. This project has achieved full site control, with a five-year option to purchase. The subject property is zoned RC-1 and is therefore granted permit-by-right status for utility-scale solar development in the county. 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: Feasibility Study was completed. The Systems Impact Study is currently underway.
Site Diligence: Timmons Group has conducted the following 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; 3) compile database information for topography, wetlands, National Hydrography Dataset, soils, etc. and 4) a high-level overview of interconnection feasibility. These analyses determined the site conditions support an economically attractive project.