EDF advances schedule on 200-MW Red Pine Wind project by three years

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on July 28 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Amended and Restated Generator Interconnection Agreement with Red Pine Wind Project LLC, developer of a 200-MW project in Minnesota, and interconnecting transmission owner Northern States Power.

“This filing updates the Original Agreement to advance the In Service Date of the Interconnection Facilities and the Commercial Operation Date of the Generating Facility,” said the filing. The original GIA had been filed with and accepted by FERC earlier this year.

The amended GIA calls for an in-service date (backfeed date) of Sept. 1, 2017, and a commercial operation date of Dec. 15, 2017. The commercial operation target date under the orginal GIA was Dec. 31, 2020, so this change advances the project by about three years.

This agreement covers 200 MW gross and 200 MW net delivered to the Northern States Power system, with all interconnection studies performed at or below these outputs. The facility is to be composed of 125 General Electric 1.6 xle wind turbines and located in Lincoln County, Minn.

Developer contact information is: Red Pine Wind Project LLC c/o EDF Renewable Development, Attn: Legal Department, 15445 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, Phone: 888-903-6926, Fax: 858-521-3333.

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