FERC accepts Southwest Power Pool deal with 201-MW wind farm

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 31 sent a letter to the Southwest Power Pool accepting its Sept. 6 filing of a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with Buckeye Wind Energy LLC for a 200.6-MW wind facility in Kansas.

This project will consist of General Electric 1.7-MW wind turbines, said the Southwest Power Pool in the application. The agreement is also with Kansas-based Midwest Energy as the 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 package.

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.

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