MISO files interconnect deal for 300-MW Ida Grove Wind project in Iowa

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) on Oct. 14 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Ida Grove Wind Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner MidAmerican Energy.

Under queue #J411, Ida Grove plans a wind project rated at 300 MW net. The facility is to be comprised of 168 General Electric 1.79 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) nominally rated at approximately 1.79 MW each.

The Point of Interconnection for the project will be the point within MidAmerican Energy’s 345-kV Ida County Substation in Iowa. The scheduled commercial operation date for the project is Dec. 15, 2016. The contact information for Ida Grove is for Invenergy LLC.

MISO had filed with FERC on July 30 an agreement for engineering design, permitting and procurement of material related to interconnection work for the 300-MW Ida Grove Wind Energy project.

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