FERC accepts termination of SPP interconnect for wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 19 accepted an Oct. 28 notice from the Southwest Power Pool of cancellation of a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) for a wind project.

The agreement was between SPP as the transmission provider, Oklahoma’s Tri-County Electric Cooperative as the transmission owner and Generation Energy Inc. as the interconnection customer. The commission had accepted the GIA on March 5, 2013.

“On October 3, 2013, in accordance with Article 2.3.1 of the Generation Energy GIA, Generation Energy sent a letter to SPP requesting termination of the Generation Energy GIA,” said the Oct. 28 filing. “On October 15, 2013, SPP notified Generation Energy in writing that SPP had received Generation Energy’s request for termination of the Generation Energy GIA and that, in accordance with Article 2.3.1 of the Generation Energy GIA, SPP would terminate the Generation Energy GIA effective January 1, 2014, which is 90 days after the request for termination.”

The facility would have consisted of 28 General Electric 1.5-MW wind turbines for a total of 42 MW. The point of interconnection would have been a new 69-kV substation along the existing Keyes-Elkhart 69-kV line near Keyes.

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