FERC accepts PJM deal for 100-MW wind project in Pennsylvania

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 11 accepted an Oct. 24 filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed non-conforming interconnection service agreement with EDP Renewables North America LLC and transmission owner Pennsylvania Electric.

This deal facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Greenfield Wind Farm, a 100-MW generating facility located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The facility consists of fifty-six 1.79-MW wind turbine-generators.

The EDP Renewables ISA is a non-conforming agreement because it contains non-standard terms and conditions relating to Capacity Interconnection Rights. Specifically, 13 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights may be awarded on an interm basis from Sept. 24, 2014, to May 31, 2015, dependent upon completion and results of interim deliverability studies, and further, commencing June 1, 2015, EDP Renewables will receive 13 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights on a non-interim basis.

Under this agreement, on or before Dec. 30, 2017, EDP must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units. The project would interconnect to the Erie East–Erie South 230-kV circuit between the Erie East and Four Mile Junction substations, approximately 0.25 mile from the Erie East substation.

The contact information is: EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis Street, Suite #700, Houston, TX 77002, Attn: William Whitlock, Eastern Region EVP.

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