New York ISO fields requests to interconnect wind, solar and fuel cell projects

The New York ISO has gotten a series of interconnection requests so far this year for solar, wind and fuel cell projects, but oddly no requests for any gas-fired projects.

A list of interconnection requests posted to the NYISO website, updated to April 30, shows a series of requests this year for power and transmission projects. Notable is that the mentioned commercial operate dates are only proposed by the project developer, with actual commercial operation dates subject to many outside factors. Also, any given project may or may not actually happen. The 2015 power projects are:

  • Calverton Solar LLC, Calverton Solar project, Jan. 21 request, 10 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Edwards Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, proposed commercial operation in September 2016;
  • EDP Renewables North America, North Slope Wind project, Jan. 30 request, 200 MW, Franklin-Clinton counties, interconnect on Wills-Plattsburgh 230-kV line of the New York Power Authority, commercial operation in November 2017;
  • OneEnergy Development LLC, Windy Hill Solar project, Feb. 2 request, 20 MW, Washington County, interconnect at Battenkill Substation of National Grid, commercial in September 2016;
  • Riverhead Solar Farm LLC, Riverhead Solar project, Feb. 18 request, Suffolk County, interconnect at Edwards Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in October 2016;
  • LI Energy Storage System, Buell Battery Storage project, March 9 request, 20 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at East Hampton Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in October 2018;
  • LI Energy Storage System, Far Rockaway Battery Storage project, March 9 request, 20 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Far Rockaway Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in October 2018;
  • LI Energy Storage System, Glenwood Battery Storage project, March 9 request, 20 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Glenwood Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in October 2018;
  • LI Energy Storage System, Southampton Battery Storage project, March 9 request, 20 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Southampton 69-kV line of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in October 2018;
  • Yaphank Fuel Cell Park LLC, Yaphank Fuel Cell Park project, March 23 request, 19.6 MW,  Suffolk County, interconnect at Yaphank Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in December 2016;
  • Setauket Fuel Cell Park LLC, Setauket Fuel Cell Park project, March 23 request, 19.6 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Terryville Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in December 2016;
  • EPCAL Fuel Cell Park LLC, EPCAL Fuel Cell Park project, March 30 request, 19.6 MW, Suffolk County, interconnect at Gruman Substation of the Long Island Power Authority, commercial in December 2016;
  • Alabama Ledge Wind Farm LLC, Alabama Ledge Wind project, March 31 request, 79.8 MW, Genesee County, interconnect at Oakfield-Lockport 115-kV line of National Grid, commercial in December 2017; and
  • Canajoharie Solar LLC, Canajoharie Solar project, April 2 request, 49.7 MW, Montgomery County, interconnect at St. Johnsville-Marshville 115-kV line of National Grid, commercial in December 2016.

While this year has been notably barren in terms of gas-fired power project interconnect requests, there are a number on the list dating back to prior years. Like there was a June 2014 request from Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC for the 1,020-MW Cricket Valley Energy Center II combined-cycle project in Dutchess County, which has a requested commercial operation date in June 2018.

Also in the gas-fired category is a pair of January 2014 requests from Island Park Energy Center LLC to interconnect the Island Park Energy Center CCPP (268 MW, commercial in May 2019) and Island Park Energy Center SCPP (262 MW, commercial in May 2017) combustion turbine projects in Nassau County.

Other notable 2014 interconnect requests include:

  • Lighthouse Wind LLC, 201.3 MW, Niagara County, commercial in December 2017;
  • Stockbridge Wind LLC, 72.6 MW, Madison County, commercial in December 2016;
  • Atlantic Wind LLC, Bone Run project, 148.5 MW, Cattaraugus County, commercial in November 2019; and
  • Hudson North Country Wind 1 LLC, Galloo Island project, 105.6 MW, Oswego County, commercial in December 2017.

Some notable pre-2014 requests came from:

  • Caithness Long Island II LLC, March 2013 request, 764 MW, dual-fuel combined cycle project, Suffolk County, commercial in May 2019;
  • CPV Valley LLC, CPV Valley Energy Center, July 2007 request, 677.6 MW, dual-fuel combined cycle project, Orange County, commercial in May 2016;
  • CPV Valley LLC, CPV Valley II project, February 2012 request, 820 MW, dual-fuel combined cycle project, Wawayanda, commercial in May 2017;
  • NRG Energy, Bowline station Unit 3, May 2012 request, 775 MW, gas-fired combined cycle, Rockland County, commercial in June 2016; and
  • NRG Energy, Berrians East Repower, October 2012 request, dual-fuel combined cycle project, Queens County, commercial in June 2018.
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