EDF terminates interconnect deal for Stoneray wind project

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) filed on Oct. 24 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of the Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) for the Stoneray Power Partners LLC wind project.

The LGIA, first submitted to the commission in 2012, was among Northern States Power as the transmission owner, Stoneray Power Partners as the interconnection customer and MISO.

“Pursuant to Article 2.3.1 of the LGIA, the Parties mutually agree to terminate the LGIA, effective October 21, 2013,” said the Oct. 24 notice. “Terminating this GIA is appropriate, as the Interconnection Customer no longer wishes to pursue this project. Transmission Owner hereby agrees to cancel any pending orders of any materials or equipment for, or contracts for construction of, the Transmission Owner’s Interconnection Facilities, Network Upgrades, Generator Upgrades and upgrades on Affected Systems contemplated by the LGIA, and Interconnection Customer shall be responsible for any associated termination costs pursuant to Section 2.4 of the LGIA.”

Stoneray is owned and managed by EDF Renewable Energy (f/k/a enXco Inc.). It intended to install a 105-MW wind facility in Murray County, Minn., interconnecting at the transmission owner’s Chanarambie Substation. This was identified as Project No. G491 in MISO’s interconnection queue.

This project had lately been going through a review at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Sept. 9 filed with the state commission a scoping report on what needed to be in an Environmental Report to be prepared for this 105-MW wind project. The docket for that case at the Minnesota commission as of Oct. 24 shows no notice of termination from any party.

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