Kupper Engineering designed a 38kV substation fenced yard and provided utility interconnection documentation for this utility-grid connected project at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, N.J. Our team provided telecommunications coordination and a short circuit analysis, coordination, and arc flash study. We designed the 23.5 MW DC / 17 MW AC string inverter-based design using 1000V DC system as well as the export power line and the utility substation. We also provided and designed the utility RTU required by JCP&L/FirstEnergy, and designed the fiber communications backbone that the plant monitoring system utilizes. All utility coordination was performed by Kupper Engineering, including the design of a customer-owned substation to FirstEnergy standards.
Key project features:
- 11 MW of solar carports over three sprawling parking lots
- 5 MW on 40 acres of ground-mounted solar panels
- Net metering system that allows Six Flags to generate its own clean energy and export power into the grid to serve nearby homes and businesses