The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on March 3 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Red Pine Wind Project LLC and transmission owner Northern States Power for a wind project in Minnesota.
This wind project is rated at 200 MW gross and 200 MW net. It is composed of 125 General Electric 1.6 xle wind turbines, nominally rated at 1.6 MW each. The project is located in Lincoln County, Minnesota.
The Red Pine Wind Substation shall contain one generator step-up transformer rated 135/179/233 MVA OA/FA/FA MVA, one 345-kV circuit breaker connected to Northern States Power’s new 345 kV Interconnection Substation via a three-mile-long 345-kV line.
The commercial operation target date under the GIA is Dec. 31, 2020.
A project contact is: Red Pine Wind Project LLC, Tom Whitaker, 3760 State Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.