MISO files revised interconnect deal for 100-MW Geronimo wind project in Michigan

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Nov. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Generator Interconnection Agreement with Geronimo Huron Wind LLC and International Transmission Co.

In August, MISO filed the original agreement, which FERC conditionally accepted on Oct. 23. The commission at that point directed MISO “to file a revised GIA modifying Appendix B, Interconnection Customer Milestone No. 3b, to reflect that the Initial Payment is due 30 days after the issue date of [the October 23] Order and to include other revised milestones, as necessary.”

The agreement covers a 100-MW wind project in Huron County, Michigan. It will interconnect at International Transmission’s Harvest Wind Tap Point on the new Harvest Wind Tap Point-to-Grassmere 120-kV line. The facility will consist of 50 Vestas V100 2.0 MW wind turbines. The targeted commercial operation date is Oct. 1, 2017.

Listed project contact information is: Geronimo Huron Wind LLC, 7650 Edinborough Way, Suite 725, Edina, MN 55435.

The Michigan Public Service Commission on Nov. 19 okayed an Oct. 13 application from Consumers Energy for approval of a 15-year renewable energy purchase agreement (REPA) with Geronimo Huron Wind LLC. The REPA provides for 100 MW of renewable energy, capacity and renewable energy credits (RECs) from the Apple Blossom Wind Farm in Huron County. Consumers anticipates that the wind farm will provide about 284,700 megawatt hours of energy and 285,000 renewable energy credits annually. The REPA also grants Consumers the option to purchase Apple Blossom after 13 years of commercial operation. This is a project of Geronimo Energy LLC.

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