MISO amends agreement for 150-MW Border Winds project

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on June 24 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended engineering design, permitting and procurement agreement for a 150-MW wind project in North Dakota.

The agreement is with Border Winds Energy LLC and transmission owner Northern States Power. The agreement includes a commercial operation deadline for this project in October 2015.

Border Winds plans to own, construct and operate a 150-MW facility located in Rolette County, N.D., which will interconnect with Northern States’ 230-kV transmission system and be operated in accordance with MISO’s Tariff.  MISO has designated this as Project No. J290 in its interconnection queue.

A developer contact is: Border Winds Energy LLC, Attn: Tom Hiester, Senior Vice President, RES America Developments Inc., 11101 W 120th Ave., Suite 400, Broomfield, CO, 80021.

MISO on June 24 also filed with FERC a similar agreement with Odell Wind Farm LLC and Northern States Power. “Odell plans to own, construct, and operate a Generating Facility located in Jackson County, Minnesota (‘Generating Facility’), which will consist of approximately 96 wind turbines rated at 2.1 MW each, with a total output of 200 MW (net) of Network Resource Interconnection Service upon completion of all required Network Upgrades and Interconnection Facilities,” MISO noted.

This agreement aids in the process of completion of interconnection studies for this project. The project has a targeted commercial operation date of Dec. 31, 2015. The contact in this case is: Odell Wind Farm LLC, Attn: Blake Nixon, 7650 Edinborough Way, Suite 725 Edina, MN 55435.

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