Interconnection deal terminated for 200-MW Indiana wind project

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) on June 10 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of the Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for a 200-MW wind project in Indiana.

The GIA was among Duke Energy Indiana as the transmission owner, Gestamp Wind Indiana LLC as the interconnection customer and MISO. In May 2012, MISO submitted to the commission the executed GIA and the next month the commission accepted it, with an effective date of May 23, 2012.

“Pursuant to Article 2.3.1 of the GIA, the Parties mutually agree to terminate the GIA, effective August 5, 2013,” said the MISO filing of June 10. “Interconnection Customer is responsible for Termination Costs to date totaling One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00). Said contractual obligation will survive termination. There is no expectation of additional costs being incurred. Terminating this GIA is appropriate, as the Interconnection Customer no longer wishes to pursue this project.”

All interconnection studies were performed based on the assumption that the facility would have a total net output not to exceed 200 MW at the point of interconnection. The facility would have been located in Montgomery County, Ind., and equipped with 100 Gamesa G90 2.0 MW wind turbines.

In the June 10 notice, the contact for Gestamp Wind is listed as David Jones, Chief Technical Officer, Gestamp Wind, at an address in Houston, Texas. That is the office address of the Gestamp Wind North America unit of Spain-based Gestamp Wind.

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