Central Maine Power completes interconnect work for wind project

Central Maine Power (CMP) on Feb. 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of an Engineering and Procurement Agreement with Patriot Renewables LLC, the developer of an 18-MW wind project.

“On December 23, 2009, CMP submitted the E&P Agreement in Docket No. ER10-499- 000,” the filing said. “The Commission accepted the E&P Agreement with an effective date of January 21, 2010. The E&P Agreement enabled CMP to perform certain engineering and procurement activities for a project by Patriot Renewables to construct an approximately 18 MW wind farm in Oxford County, Maine. All services to be performed under the E&P Agreement have been completed at this time.

“In accord with the Commission’s prior notice requirements, CMP respectfully requests that the Commission accept the Notice of Termination effective 60 days after the date of this filing (i.e., April 6, 2015).”

Said part of the 2009 agreement: “The intent of this Agreement is to do a preliminary engineering assessment to determine whether a roadside generator lead using conductor size 336 AAAC can be designed, consistent with CMP distribution planning and operating criteria, to handle the peak output of the proposed Spruce Mountain Wind facility (18 MW) and an additional 2 MW for a total of 20 MW. Therefore, we will study up to 20 MW.”

Says the Patriot Renewables website: “Patriot Renewables, LLC is a developer, owner, and operator of commercial-scale wind energy projects. With an active development pipeline of wind projects in the northeast, Patriot currently owns and manages three operating projects. The Patriot team is made up of skilled individuals with proven abilities in project development, renewable energy, and environmental stewardship. Patriot Renewables is an affiliate of Jay Cashman, Inc., an experienced, multidisciplinary East Coast construction firm that lends its expertise and resources in civil, marine, and dredging to design, develop, and construct complex wind projects.”

Said the website about the Spruce Mountain project: “The Spruce Mountain Wind Project is a 20 megawatt, 10-turbine wind project located in Woodstock, Maine. The project was built over the course of 6 months and provided jobs for about 150 workers. Spruce Mountain Wind became operational in December 2011.”

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