March 2016, SolUnesco secured site control of 518 acres. The design for the site layout utilizes 323 acres of the 518 acres.
December of 2016, SolUnesco sold the project rights to Brookfield and executed a Development Services Agreement. SolUnesco retains 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.
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. 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, Phase 1 ESA, Wetlands delineation.