ISO New England interconnect approved for Maine wind project

ISO New England and Bangor Hydro Electric told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 12 that the Maine Public Utilities Commission has accepted a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with Evergreen Wind Power II LLC.

On Oct. 9, ISO-NE and Bangor filed with FERC an unexecuted Amended and Restated Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement by and among ISO-NE, Bangor, Evergreen Wind Power II (which is a First Wind subsidiary) and Maine Gen Lead LLC (also a First Wind subsidiary).

On Dec. 5, FERC accepted the Revised LGIA for filing, effective Oct. 11, 2013, subject to Bangor Hydro submitting a compliance filing describing the outcome of the proceeding at the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) concerning approval for the Revised LGIA.

On Nov. 11, the MPUC granted Bangor Hydro’s request for approval of amendments to the LGIA relating to Evergreen Wind’s Oakfield Wind Project. The parties have now executed the Revised LGIA. The Revised LGIA is otherwise identical to the version included in the Oct. 9 filing accepted by the Dec. 5 FERC order.

Evergreen will install a wind facility, rated at 147.6 MW gross and 135.5 MW net, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. The facility is comprised of 48 units and will be located in Oakfield, Aroostook County, Maine.

This wind project is due to be in initial operation by Sept. 1, 2015, and to be in commercial operation by the end of 2015.

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