NextEra affiliate plans battery storage project at Meyersdale wind farm in Pa.

PJM Interconnection on July 30 fiied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement with Meyersdale Windpower LLC covering a new battery storage project at an existing wind farm in Pennsylvania that is interconnected into the Pennsylvania Electric-owned system.

The Meyersdale ISA supersedes an ISA among PJM, Meyersdale Windpower and Pennsylvania Electric that was filed in 2004 for the wind project alone.

“The Meyersdale ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of a battery energy storage facility to an existing wind farm project,” said the PJM filing. “The Meyersdale Wind Farm and Battery Energy Storage System (‘Customer Facility’), is a generating facility located in Summit Township, Pennsylvania. The Customer Facility has a Maximum Facility Output of 48 MW. The Meyersdale ISA further indicates that Meyersdale shall have Capacity Interconnection Rights in the amount of 5.1 MW.” 

This project is located in Somerset County, Pa. The ISA says the equipment configuration is: twenty 1.5-MW NEG Micron/Vestas wind turbines, and nine 2-MW Parker inverters, batteries and associated controls and equipment. Under the agrement, on or before Dec. 31, 2015, Meyersdale must demonstrate commercial operation of the nine battery storage systems.

A project contact listed in the agreement is: Meyersdale Windpower LLC c/o Nextera Energy Resoruces, 700 Universe Blvd., FGR/JB, Juno Beach, FL 33408, Attn: Patricia Vallejo.

A fact sheet on the NextEra website says that Meyersdale is a 30-MW wind plant that began commercial operation in 2003. The fact sheet doesn’t mention the battery project.

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