FERC accepts interconnect deal for 150-MW Maryland wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 31 accepted a Nov. 19 filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed interconnection service agreement with Pioneer Green Energy LLC and transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light.

The Pioneer ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of a 150-MW wind facility located in Somerset County, Maryland. Section 1.0.c of the Specifications provides that, during the time period from October 16, 2014, to May 31, 2018 (called the “interim time period”), Pioneer Green Energy may be awarded an interim Maximum Facility Output in an amount not to exceed 150 MW amount of such interim Maximum Facility Output will be dependent upon the completion and results of an interim deliverability study, and that such interim Maximum Facility Output awarded during the interim time period will terminate on May 31, 2018.

Under the ISA, on or before Dec. 31, 2016, Pioneer Green Energy must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

This is called the Great Bay Wind Farm project, which will consist of forty nine Vestas 112 wind turbines connected to a 138-kV high side step up transformer which is connected by a 138-kV cable to the Point of Interconnection on the Delmarva system.

A project contact is: Pioneer Green Energy LLC, 1802 Lavaca Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701, Attn: Adam Cohen.

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