The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 16 accepted an executed interconnection service agreement from PJM Interconnection for a 210-MW wind project in Illinois.
PJM on May 28 had filed with FERC the executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) among PJM, Walnut Ridge Wind LLC and Commonwealth Edison. The Walnut Ridge ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of a 210-MW facility located in Village of Ohio, Ill.
One section of the Walnut Ridge ISA states: “On or before January 1, 2014, Interconnection Customer must demonstrate that it has signed a memorandum of understanding [‘MOU’] for the acquisition of major equipment.” The projected commercial operation date of this generating facility is in 2015.
Schedule F contains non-standard terms and conditions that detail the procedures that will be followed if Walnut Ridge elects to change the make, model, and manufacturer of the wind turbines. If such change results in a modification to each turbine’s size in megawatts or the total number of generator turbines, the generator facility’s maximum facility output will be limited by the 210 MW maximum figure in this deal. The ISA calls for 87 Mitsubishi MWT92/95 2.4-MW wind turbine generators.
Walnut Ridge Wind is based in Edina, Minn., and the contact for the company is Glen Skarbakka. Commonwealth Edison is a unit of Exelon (NYSE: EXC).