EDF Renewable pursues 100-MW wind project in Ohio

EDF Renewable is proposing to install, under PJM Interconnection queue project #Y1-030, a 100 MW (13 MW capacity) wind generating facility in north-central Ohio.

The project would connect to the American Electric Power (AEP) Forest 69 kV substation in Wyandot County, Ohio. The requested project in-service date is Dec. 31, 2015, said a June 2013 system impact study from PJM.

The objective of the impact study is to determine budgetary cost estimates and approximate construction timelines for identified transmission facilities required to connect the proposed generating facilities to the AEP transmission system.

The point of interconnection for this project is AEP’s Forest 69 kV Substation via a single 69 kV breaker. EDF Renewable will build a two-mile radial line connecting to a 69 kV breaker at the Forest Substation.

The PJM website shows that this project has been in the queue since February 2012 and that it is several steps short, including the working out of an Interconnection Service Agreement, of clearing the PJM approval process.

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