Buckeye Wind Energy pursues 201-MW Kansas project

Buckeye Wind Energy LLC plans to construct a 200.6-MW wind facility in Kansas that will consist of 118 General Electric 1.7-MW wind turbines, said the Southwest Power Pool in a Sept. 6 filing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) submitted to FERC an executed Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) among SPP as transmission provider, Buckeye Wind Energy as interconnection customer, and Kansas-based Midwest Energy as transmission owner.

The Buckeye Wind GIA provides for the interconnection of the facility to Midwest’s transmission system. The point of interconnection will be the Post Rock Substation 230-kV bus.

The wind project would be due to start initial trials by Oct. 1, 2014, and to begin commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2014.

The facility will consist of 118 GE 1.7-MW wind turbines equipped with the manufacturer’s low voltage ride through (LVRT) package. The turbines have 34.5-kV step-up transformers. The facility will install the GE Wind Farm Management System to provide reactive control to meet the required 95% lagging and 95% leading power factor requirement at the point of interconnection.

The contact for the developer is James Shield, Vice President. The company address is: Buckeye Wind Energy LLC, Attn: General Counsel, One South Wacker Drive Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60606, voice (312) 224-1400, fax (312) 224-1444, Email Address: jcondo@invenergyllc.com.

That is the contact information for Invenergy LLC, a major wind farm developer. The Buckeye Wind Energy facility is not currently listed as a project on the company’s website.

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