MidAmerican works out engineering deal for wind project

MidAmerican Energy on Nov. 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Engineering and Procurement Agreement related to the 100-MW Macksburg wind project in Iowa.

The agreement covers activities to be completed by MidAmerican Transmission as the transmission owner of the planned Macksburg 161-kV interconnection substation to which MidAmerican Generation desires to interconnect a generating facility. MidAmerican Generation presently has an interconnection request for the generating facility expansion in the Midcontinent ISO Generator Interconnection Queue.

The agreement describes the activities that MidAmerican Transmission will undertake to engineer and procure the necessary equipment to construct the Macksburg Substation.

MidAmerican Generation plans to construct an approximately 100-MW wind project called the Macksburg Wind Farm, which has queue number J274 in the MISO Generation Interconnection Queue. It would interconnect to MidAmerican Transmission’s Winterset Jct–Creston 161-kV line.

MISO is completing system impact reliability studies necessary to evaluate the terms and conditions under which the interconnection customer will be allowed to enter into a provisional Generator Interconnection Agreement with the transmission owner and MISO.

The plant developer contact information is:

  • Vice President, Wind Generation and Development, MidAmerican Energy Co.,
 4299 NW Urbandale Drive,
 Urbandale, Iowa 50322-7916, FAX: 515-652-6410.
  • Paul Leighton,
 MidAmerican Energy Co., 4299 NW Urbandale Drive, Urbandale, Iowa 50322-7916, FAX: 515-281-2460.
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