Apex affiliate secures interconnect for 100-MW Mill Branch Wind project in Md.

PJM Interconnection on Nov. 18 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) with Mill Branch Wind LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Delmarva Power and Light for a 100-MW project in Maryland. 

The Mill Branch ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM transmission system of the Mills Branch Wind Farm, a wind facility located in Kent County, Maryland with a Maximum Facility Output of 100 MW. The Mill Branch ISA indicates that Mill Branch will have 13 MW of Capacity Interconnection Rights.

Under this agreement, on or before April 30, 2018, Mills Branch Wind must demonstrate commercial operation of all generating units.

The Mill Branch Wind Farm will consist of thirty-three 3-MW Vestas V90 wind turbines connected to a 69-kV high side step up transformer which is connected by a 69-kV cable to the Point of Interconnection.

A project contact is: Mill Branch Wind LLC, 310 4th Street NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Attn: Bill Pezalla, bill.pezalla@apexcleanenergy.com, Phone: (434) 282-2107.

That is contact information for Apex Clean Energy, which says about the project on its website: “Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Mills Branch Wind, a clean energy project expected to generate about 100 megawatts of renewable electricity. The project is located in rural Kent County, and if the location proves suitable, construction may begin in 2016.”

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