DTE Electric does interconnect deal with MISO for 112-MW wind farm

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) filed on June 14 with the federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for a 112-MW wind project of DTE Electric.

The GIA is among DTE Electric as the interconnection customer, International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITC Transmission as transmission owner and MISO as the transmission provider. MISO has designated this project as Project No. J235 in its interconnection queue.

This deal covers a 112-MW wind facility. All studies were performed based on the assumption that the facility will have a total net output not to exceed 110 MW at the point of interconnection.

The J235 facility wind turbines will be located in McKinley, Chandler and Oliver townships in Huron County, Mich. The wind turbines will be General Electric 1.6-MW wind turbines. The 70 wind turbines will be connected to DTE Electric’s 34.5-kV collection system.

ITC Transmission will build a 120-kV switchyard to provide a transmission system interconnection for the J235 DTE Wind Farm. The switchyard will consist of five 120kV circuit breakers arranged in a breaker and a half configuration.

DTE Electric (formerly known as Detroit Edison) is a regulated unit of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE).

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