129-MW wind project in Maryland working its way through PJM review

PJM Interconnection is working out interconnection issues with Mills Branch Wind LLC for a 129-MW wind project in Maryland.

Mills Branch Wind has proposed a 129 MWE (16.8 MWC; 129 MW MFO) wind facility to be located in Kent County, Md., said a system impact study from PJM dated April 2014.

PJM studied this project, under queue #Y3-033, as a 129-MW injection into the Delmarva Power and Light system at the Millington 69 kV substation and evaluated the project for compliance with reliability criteria for summer peak conditions in 2017. The planned in-service date is Sept. 15, 2015.

Project #Y3-033 will interconnect with the Delmarva Power and Light transmission system at a new 69 kV three-breaker ring bus substation to be built adjacent to the Chestertown-Millington 69-kV circuit.

The intent of the system impact study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect a project to the PJM network.

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