MISO works out interconnect deal for 150-MW Deerfield Wind project in Michigan

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on June 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Deerfield Wind Energy LLC and transmission owner International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITC Transmission for a 150-MW wind project in Michigan.

MISO has designated this project as Project No. J327 in its interconnection queue. This wind facility is to be located in Huron County, Michigan. It will interconnect at ITC’s Rapson 120-kV Substation. The collector substation for the project will be located approximately eight miles from the Rapson 120-kV Substation. The maximum net electrical output of the facility will be 150 MW as measured at the Point of Interconnection.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date under this agreement is Nov. 25, 2016.

Project contact information as listed in the agreement is: Deerfield Wind Energy LLC Attn: General Counsel, 11101 W 120th Ave, Suite 400, Broomfield, CO, 80021, phone 303-439-4200, fax 303-439-4299, Marcia.Emmons@res-americas.com.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) had announced on Jan. 9 that its subsidiary RES America Developments Inc., had entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc. for 114 MW of wind energy and associated renewable energy credits in the Thumb area of lower Michigan. This power will be sourced from the Deerfield Wind Energy project, which is located in Huron County. The project is located on approximately 20,000 acres in the townships of Huron, Bloomfield, Dwight, and Lincoln.

RES Americas developed and will construct the project and Wolverine, which is owned by and supplies wholesale electric power to seven members, will be the recipient of the 114 MW of electricity generated by the project. Deerfield Wind Energy is scheduled to reach commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2016, the company said at the time.

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Cadillac, Michigan. Wolverine is owned by and supplies wholesale power to five distribution electric cooperatives and two alternative electric suppliers.

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