MISO works out grid support deal with Oregon Clean Energy

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) on Sept. 22 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Facilities Construction Agreement related to a 799-MW, gas-fired project in Lucas County, Ohio.

The agreement is among MISO, Oregon Clean Energy LLC and transmission owner International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITCTransmission. MISO has designated this project as Project No. Y1-069 in its interconnection queue. The power project is actually located in the PJM Interconnection region, but related grid support work is needed in MISO.

The in-service date for the network upgrades covered by the agreement is April 30, 2017, which accommodates the proposed in-service date of the Y1-069 generator.

The project developer contact is: Oregon Clean Energy LLC, c/o William Martin, 20 Park Plaza – Suite 400, Boston, MA 02116.

PJM on June 9 filed with FERC an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) for this project. Under that agreement, on or before May 28, 2017, Oregon Clean Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all three generating units. The Oregon Energy Center will consist of two 205-MW gas combustion turbines and one 389-MW steam turbine.

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in May 2013 authorized Oregon Clean Energy to construct this new natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility. The project is affiliated with North America Project Development LLC.

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