MISO revises interconnect deal for 200-MW Red Pine Wind project in Minnesota

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 15 an Amended and Restated Generator Interconnection Agreement with Red Pine Wind Project LLC and transmission owner Northern States Power.

MISO has designated this project as Project No. H081 in its interconnection queue. On March 3, MISO filed the original interconnection agreement. On April 16, the commission issued a letter order accepting it. On July 28, MISO filed a prior amendment to the original interconnection agreement, which is still pending before the commission. This Sept. 15 filing updates the amended agreement to revise the dollar amounts due in the milestones found in Table A of Appendix B.

The agreement covers a wind facility, rated at 200 MW gross and 200 MW net delivered to the Northern States Power system. It is composed of 125 General Electric 1.6 xle wind turbine generators, nominally rated at 1.6 MW each.

The facility is to be located in Lincoln County, Minn. The planned Red Pine Wind Substation shall contain one generator step-up transformer rated 135/179/233 MVA OA/FA/FA MVA, one 345-kV circuit breaker connected to utility’s new 345-kV interconnection substation via a sole-use, three-mile-long 345-kV line.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date is Dec. 15, 2017.

Project 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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