PPL Renewable Energy is taking steps toward the development of the first phase of a 5 MW solar power system in Warren County, N.J. PPL is working with local officials to receive approvals and permits to begin construction on the facility.
The facility is planned to be built on 50 acres of land owned by PPL in White Township, across the Delaware River from the company's Martins Creek power plant. The project is expected to be completed next spring. PPL will work with the New Jersey Clean Energy Program to develop the first phase, and the power and renewable energy credits will be marketed by PPL EnergyPlus, PPL's marketing and trading arm.
PPL says it has the ability to expand the solar facility, which – if fully developed – would have a capacity of up to 50 MW.