New York ISO gets FERC clearance on wind project interconnect

An official at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission set a Dec. 13 letter to the New York ISO and other parties accepting an interconnection agreement for a wind farm in New York state.

“On October 19, 2012, New York Independent Operator, Inc. (NYISO) and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (NiMo) jointly filed an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) among NYISO, NiMo as the transmission owner, and Allegany Wind, LLC as the developer,” said the letter from FERC’s Jignasa Gadani. “The filing states that this interconnection agreement is being submitted because it modifies an outdated reference to Northeast Power Coordination Council criteria.”

Said the Oct. 19 cover letter to FERC from the New York ISO: “The Interconnection Agreement governs the interconnection of Allegany’s Large Generating Facility (‘Facility’) in the Town of Olean, Cattaragus County, New York. The Facility is a 72.5 MW wind power facility that employs twenty-nine (29) Nordex N90, 2.5 MW wind turbines. The Facility will interconnect to National Grid’s Homer Hill-Dugan Road #155 115 kV transmission line. The Point of Interconnection is approximately two (2) miles from National Grid’s Homer Hill Substation.”

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