PJM works out interconnect for 175-MW wind project in Illinois

PJM Interconnection on Jan. 16 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed interconnection service agreement (ISA) covering a 175-MW wind farm in Illinois.

The agreement is among PJM, project developer K4 Wind Farm LLC and transmission owner Commonwealth EdisonThe K4 Wind Farm ISA, designated as Original Service Agreement No. 3734, facilitates the interconnection of the Kankakee Wind Farm to the PJM transmission system. This would be a 175-MW facility located in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, Ill.

This customer facility consists of 116 General Electric 1.5-MW SLE wind turbines. The project would interconnect into the ComEd system at the new TSS 199 Kensington Avenue 
substation.

Under the ISA, on or before June 30, 2015, K4 Wind Farm must demonstrate commercial operation of 58 generating units, and on or before July 31, 2015, it must demonstrate commercial operation of 58 additional generating units.

The developer contact information is: Reid Buckley, Vice President, K4 Wind Farm LLC, 
c/o Orion Energy Group LLC, 155 Grand Avenue
, Suite 706, 
Oakland, CA 94612.

Said the Orion Energy Group website about Buckley: “Reid is Vice President of Orion Energy Group LLC (OEG), where he heads up development activities. He was previously Vice President of Orion Energy LLC and responsible for its North American development activities. Reid has been in the renewable power industry since 1992, holding senior development and finance positions at Tomen Power Corporation and Kenetech Windpower Inc. before joining Orion Energy LLC in 1999.”

The Orion Energy Group website doesn’t at this point list the Kankakee project.

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