Southwest Power Pool terminates Eva Wind interconnect deal

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) on Aug. 19 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the cancellation of a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for the 46.5-MW Eva Wind LLC project.

The GIA was between SPP as transmission provider, Eva Wind LLC as interconnection customer, and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) as transmission owner.

On Jan. 7, SPP filed the Eva Wind GIA with the commission because it did not conform to a GIA form set forth in the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff. The commission accepted the Eva Wind GIA on March 5. On July 3, SPP said it sent a letter to Eva Wind notifying Eva Wind that it had not fulfilled its obligations under the GIA.

“In an email response dated July 22, 2013, Eva Wind provided notice it would not be moving forward under the GIA,” said SPP. “On July 26, 2013, SPP notified Eva Wind in writing that SPP had received Eva Wind’s notice that it would not be moving forward under the GIA, that SPP considered Eva Wind’s notice as Eva Wind’s intent to not cure the default of the GIA and that, consistent with Article 17 of the Eva Wind GIA, SPP would terminate the Eva Wind GIA effective August 2, 2013, the end of the default period in accordance with Article 17 of the GIA. Therefore, SPP submits this notice of cancellation to the Commission.”

EVA Wind’s facility would consist of 31 General Electric 1.5-MW wind turbines for a total 46.5 MW.

The contact for Eva Wind is Jaime McAlpine, Manager, 
Eva Wind
 c/o Chermac Energy, Edmond, Okla.

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