Southwest Power Pool ends interconnect deal for 42-MW wind project

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 28 that it is terminating an Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for a 42-MW wind project.

The commission had accepted the GIA with Generation Energy Inc. and Texas-based Tri-County Electric Cooperative on March 5. On Oct. 3, Generation Energy sent a letter to SPP requesting termination of the GIA. On Oct. 15, SPP notified Generation Energy in writing that SPP had received its request for termination and that, in accordance with Article 2.3.1 of the Generation Energy GIA, SPP would terminate the GIA effective Jan. 1, 2014, which is 90 days after the request for termination.

Generation Energy’s project consisted of twenty-eight General Electric 1.5-MW wind turbines for a total of 42 MW. The point of interconnection was to be a new 69-kV Substation along the existing Keyes–Elkhart 69kV Ckt near Keyes. The facility was to have been commercially operating by December 2014.

The developer contact in the GIA is: Daniel McCrystal,
 Generation Energy Inc.,
 22375 Broderick Drive, Suite 275, Sterling, VA 20166
, Phone: (703) 858-9531, 

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.