MISO works out revised interconnect deal for 99-MW Illinois wind project

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Dec. 1 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an unexecuted Amended and Restated Generator Interconnection Agreement with Hoopeston Wind LLC and Ameren Services as agent for transmission owner Ameren Illinois.

The agreement had to be reworked due to differences between the parties on some aspects of the original deal. This new version gives FERC two options to choose from related to certain cost issues.

Said the GIA about this project: “Interconnection Customer shall install a 99 MW Wind Farm Generating Facility. All studies were performed at or below the net output of 99 MW. The H094 Generating Facility wind turbines will be located in Vermilion County, Illinois. The wind turbines will be Siemens SWT-2.3-101 2.3MW machines. The 43 wind turbines will be connected to the Interconnection Customer’s 34.5 kV collector system. There will be one (1) 34.5/138 kV, 75/100/125MVA step-up transformer with one (1) 138 kV circuit breaker on the high side of the transformer.

“The Generating Facility will interconnect with the Transmission Owner’s Transmission System via an estimated 5.0 mile long 138 kV radial line (“Radial Line”) to the Transmission Owner’s new 3-breaker 138 kV interconnection switching station (“H094 Interconnection Switching Station”) in Vermilion County, Illinois. This H094 Interconnection Switching Station will split the existing Hoopeston West–Vermilion 138 kV line and will provide a terminal for connection of the Radial Line from the Generating Facility.”

Hoopeston Wind’s planned Commercial Operation Date is Dec. 31, 2014.

A project developer contact is: General Counsel, International Power America Inc., 1990 Post Oak, Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77056.

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