Emerson Creek Wind pursues 500-MW wind project in Ohio

Emerson Creek Wind LLC is pursuing a 500-MW wind project in Huron County, Ohio, and is currently working this project through the PJM Interconnection review process.

A PJM system impact study for this project (queue #X1-027A_AT12), updated to December 2013, says the proposed in-service date is Dec. 31, 2015. The intent of the study is to determine system reinforcements, associated costs and construction time estimates required to facilitate the addition of the new generating facility to the transmission system.

Emerson Creek Wind is proposing to construct a 500-MW (65-MW capacity) wind farm to be connected to the Davis Besse-Beaver 345-kV line in the ATSI region. The collector substation is approximately 15.16 miles southwest of ATSI’s Beaver-Davis Besse 345-kV line.

The PJM website shows that this project has been in the queue since March 2011, is still being worked on, and has several more steps to go, including the working out of an Interconnection Service Agreement. The PJM report doesn’t give any information on the backing for Emerson Creek Wind.

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