MISO revamps interconnect deal with Settlers Trail Wind

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 19 an Amended and Restated Generator Interconnection Agreement with Settlers Trail Wind Farm LLC and Ameren Services Co. as agent for interconnecting transmission owner Ameren Illinois Co.

MISO has designated this project as Project No. G931, expanded by Project No. J276, in its interconnection queue. In April 2011, MISO submitted an unexecuted Amended and Restated Generator Interconnection Agreement with FERC. Subsequently, MISO submitted two compliance filings in 2011 and 2013.

Under G931, Settlers Trail Wind installed 150 MW of General Electric 1.6-MW turbines (94 of them) in Iroquois County, Illinois. The G931 service is 150 MW of ERIS and NRIS, where the NRIS cannot exceed 30 MW. Pursuant to J276 the NRIS becomes 150 MW after completion of all the facilities listed in Exhibit A10 (expected by Dec. 31, 2019). Listed in that exhibit are various power and grid projects.

NRIS is Network Resource Interconnection Service, while ERIS is Energy Resource Interconnection Service.

Contact information for the wind company is: E.ON Climate & Renewables, Attn: Vice President, Operations, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1400 Austin, TX 78701.

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