BP Wind Energy drops 170-MW Pennsylvania wind project

PJM Interconnection on Sept. 17 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the cancellation of an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) for the 170-MW Rausch Creek Wind Generation Facility in Schuylkill County, Pa.

The ISA had been entered into among PJM, BP Wind Energy North America and PPL Electric Utilities. The BP Wind ISA was designated as Original Service Agreement No. 2123 and was filed with the commission in March 2009.

“The BP Wind ISA is being cancelled because BP Wind has decided not to move forward with its project and will not participate in PJM’s markets,” said the Sept. 17 notice. “PJM is submitting this filing to notify the Commission that Original Service Agreement No. 2123 is to be cancelled effective as of October 1, 2013.”

The Rausch Creek project was to consist of 68 wind turbines of 2.5 MW each, with a first 86 MW phase due to go commercial by August 2011 and a second 84-MW phase to go commercial by October 2011.

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