MISO does interconnect deal for 99-MW Hoopeston Wind project

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) on Aug. 14 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an unexecuted Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with Hoopeston Wind LLC for a 99-MW wind project in Illinois.

The GIA is also with Ameren Services Co. as agent for Ameren Illinois Co. as transmission owner. MISO has designated this project as Project No. H094 in its interconnection queue.

Hoopeston Wind will install a 99-MW wind facility in Vermilion County, Ill. The wind turbines will be Siemens SWT-2.3-101 2.3MW machines. The 43 wind turbines will be connected to the developer’s 34.5 kV collector system.

The generating facility will interconnect with the transmission owner’s system via an estimated 5.0 mile long 138-kV radial line to a new 3-breaker 138 kV interconnection switching station in Vermilion County. This station will split the existing Hoopeston West–Vermilion 138 kV line and will provide a terminal for connection of the radial line from the generating facility.

The project’s planned in service date is Oct. 15, 2014, with a commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2014.

The contact for the developer is International Power America Inc. out of Houston, Texas.

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