MISO files interconnection deal for Consumers Energy wind farm with FERC

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Oct. 7 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Consumers Energy the transmission owner and Consumers Energy the power project developer for a wind farm that went commercial in 2012.

Consumers Energy has installed an up to 100.8 MW wind facility called the Lake Winds Energy Park. It is located in Mason County, Michigan. The wind turbines are the Vestas-America Wind Technology Inc. 1.8-MW model. The 56 wind turbines are connected to Consumers Energy’s 34.5-kV collector system.

The Point of Change of Ownership (PCO) is at Consumer Energy’s 138-kV 382 isolation disconnect switch located on the inside of its Amber substation This project is complete and declared Commercial Operation on Nov. 22, 2012.

The filing said this GIA was needed because of a reclassification of the project’s interconnection facilities as FERC jurisdictional.

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