New York ISO works out deal on capacity upgrade for Sheldon Energy wind farm

The New York Independent System Operator and transmission owner New York State Electric & Gas filed on Feb. 25 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Amended and Restated Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with wind farm company Sheldon Energy LLC covering a small capacity upgrade for this facility.

The original agreement was accepted by the commission in 2008. It stated that Sheldon’s facility would be a 112.5-MW wind farm with 75 turbines, each of which would be General Electric 1.5 MW SLE turbines. Since the filing of that agreement, the facility has become fully operational at 112.5 MW.

In March 2014, Sheldon notified the NYISO that it was considering the installation of a software upgrade on its wind turbines that would increase the output of each turbine by 0.12 MW for a per turbine capability of 1.62 MW. Sheldon subsequently advised that it intended to install such upgrade on only 47 of its 75 wind turbines, resulting in an overall increase of 5.64 MW. The NYISO evaluated the contemplated modification and determined that it would not be a material modification that would trigger an entirely new interconnection request.

The revised LGIA shows that Sheldon Energy is associated with Invenergy Wind.

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