Central Maine Power files agreement with 100-MW wind project

Central Maine Power (CMP) submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 4 an Engineering and Procurement Agreement related to a 100-MW wind farm project.

The agreement is between CMP and Western Maine Renewables LLC. CMP requested that the E&P Agreement be accepted for filing, effective May 21.

Western Maine is planning to construct a 100-MW wind farm in Moscow, Maine, and has requested generation interconnection service. In order to advance the implementation of the interconnection, Western Maine has requested, under the ISO New England tariff, that CMP begin certain engineering and procurement activities.

It only recently came to CMP’s attention that the E&P Agreement had not been submitted to the commission in a timely fashion, the utility noted. CMP said it recognizes the importance of ensuring that such agreements are filed with the commission in a timely manner and has taken steps to include its legal department earlier in the overall E&P Agreement process so that CMP attorneys will be aware of required effective dates for such agreements earlier in the process. The late filing is why an effective date of May 21 is being asked for.

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