FERC approves interconnect for 101-MW Michigan wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 12 signed off on a Generator Interconnection Agreement for the 101-MW Tuscola Wind II LLC power project in Michigan.

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) filed the agreement with FERC on May 15. International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITC Transmission, is the affected transmission owner.

“Interconnection Customer shall install a 101 MW wind-powered generating facility (‘Facility’),” said the May 15 filing. “All studies were performed based on the assumption that the Facility will have a total net output not to exceed 101 MW at the [point of interconnection] POI.”

The filing added: “The (J202) Facility wind turbines will be located in Tuscola County, Michigan. The wind turbines will be GE 1.7 MW wind turbines. The 59 wind turbines will be connected to the Interconnection Customer’s 34.5 kV collector system. There will be one (1) 34.5/121 kV, 66/88/110 MVA transformer with one (1) 138 kV class operated at 120 kV circuit breaker on the high side of the transformer.”

The point of contact for Tuscola Wind II is the Midwest Business Manager for NextEra Energy Resources out of Juno Beach, Fla. The company recently built a Tuscola Bay Wind Energy Center in Tuscola, Bay and Saginaw counties, Mich. This is a 120-MW facility using 75 1.6-MW GE turbines that began commercial operation in 2012.

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