MISO terminates interconnect deal for defunct Duke wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 12 accepted an April 15 notice from the Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator of the termination of a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for a 100.8-MW wind project.

The GIA was among DEGS Wind I LLC as the interconnection customer, Michigan Electric Transmission Co. LLC as the transmission owner and MISO. The GIA had first been submitted to FERC in July 2012. “Terminating this GIA is appropriate, as the Interconnection Customer no longer wishes to pursue this project,” said the April 15 motion from MISO.

This project had been planned to have 63 General Electric 1.6-MW wind turbines, with an interconnect into the Hillsdale Substation in Hillsdale County, Mich. DEGS Wind I is an affiliate of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

FERC noted in the June 12 acceptance that no party protested this GIA termination.

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