PJM working on interconnection for 500-MW Ohio wind project

Emerson Creek Wind LLC has proposed the addition of 500 MW of wind generation with 13% (65 MW) of capacity to the Beaver-Davis Besse 345-kV circuit in north-central Ohio, said a June 2014 facilities study report on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The interconnect point would be between the Beaver and Davis-Besse substations, approximately 28.1 miles from the Beaver substation, and 31.8 miles from the Davis-Besse substation. This power would move into the American Transmission Systems-owned grid.

The developer’s current requested Commercial Operation Date (COD) for the generation facility is Oct. 15, 2016. The study indicates that this project is affiliated with Apex Wind Energy, since an aerial photograph of the project site bears that name. A September 2012 presentation that Apex Wind Energy gave to the Southern States Energy Board lists Emerson Creek as a pending project.

This project entered the PJM project queue in March 2011 and the PJM website shows that the original projected in-service date was in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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