FERC accepts termination by Southwest Power Pool of wind deal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a July 10 letter accepted a May 23 notice from the Southwest Power Pool about the cancellation of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with a 200-MW wind project.

The LGIA was between SPP as transmission provider, Hays Wind LLC as the interconnection customer and Midwest Energy out of Kansas as the transmission owner.

In June 2009, SPP filed with the commission the Hays Wind LGIA, covering a 200-MW facility, and t commission accepted the Hays Wind LGIA in July 2009. The June 2009 SPP application shows the contact for Hays Wind as Iberdrola Renewables out of Portland, Ore.

In accordance with Article 5.16 of the Hays Wind LGIA, Hays Wind asked for suspension of all work by Midwest associated with the construction and installation of needed facilities effective in April 2010. The duration of the suspension period was not to exceed three years.

On Feb. 8, SPP sent a letter to Hays Wind notifying it that the end of the suspension period was April 28. In a response dated April 26, Hays Wind acknowledged that the Hays Wind LGIA would terminate at the end of the three-year suspension period.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.