PJM Interconnection has posted to its website a System Impact Study, updated as of Dec. 17, 2015, for a 1,500-MW wind project in Indiana proposed by Community Energy Wind LLC.
The project company proposes to install PJM project queue #X1-020, a 1,500 MW (195 MW capacity) wind facility connecting to the American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Dumont–Greentown 765-kV Circuit. The location of the wind project is in Miami County, Indiana. The requested in service date was in June 2015.
The objective of this impact study is to determine budgetary cost estimates and approximate construction timelines for identified transmission facilities required to connect the proposed generating facilities to the AEP transmission system. The study is a mid-point in a queue process that ultimately leads to the signing of an Interconnection Service Agreement. The project has been in the queue since February 2011.
The point of interconnection is about 39 miles from either the Greentown or Dumont 765-kV station via a new in-line 765-kV switching station on the Dumont–Greentown 765-kV line. This new station is to consist of four 765-kV circuit breakers configured in a breaker and one half bus arrangement operated as a ring-bus to accommodate two connections to Community Energy’s collector station.
The facility was modeled as consisting of 612 General Electric 2.5-MW turbines.