MISO terminates interconnect deal for EDF wind project in Iowa

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator filed on April 29 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of a Generator Interconnection Agreement with EDF Renewable Development and transmission owner ITC Midwest LLC.

In November 2014, MISO submitted the agreement for project #J097 to the commission, and the commission accepted it on Jan. 6. MISO wrote: “Pursuant to Article 2.3.1, the Interconnection Customer is exercising its right to terminate the Interconnection Agreement and has provided MISO and Transmission Owner ninety (90) Calendar Days’ notice as of April 7, 2015. Accordingly, the Parties mutually agree to terminate the Agreement, effective July 6, 2015. The Parties respectfully request that the Commission accept the Notice of Termination and terminate the GIA, effective on the date requested below.”

This project was rated at 201.6 MW gross and 200 MW net. It was composed of 12 General Electric 1.85-MW wind turbines and 78 GE 2.3-MW wind turbines. The project location is in Des Moines County, Iowa. The wind project’s commercial operation target date was Dec. 15, 2015. It was known as the Yellow Springs Windfarm.

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