Transource signs interconnect for 300-MW Rock Creek Wind project in Missouri

Transource Missouri LLC applied Jan. 19 with the Missouri Public Service Commission for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity on power line infrastructure needed to interconnect the 300-MW Rock Creek Wind Project to the grid.

The wind project, located in Atchison County, Missouri, would interconnect in adjacent Holt County, Missouri, with the Sibley-Nebraska City 345-kV line of Transource that is currently under construction and has a projected in-service date of Dec. 31, 2016. Transource Missouri is a subsidiary of Transource Energy LLC. The Omaha Public Power District owns the part of this line that extends into Nebraska and interconnects at the district’s Nebraska City substation.

Transource, along with the Southwest Power Pool, has entered into a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Rock Creek Wind Project LLC. The GIA calls for the project switch station to be completed by Oct. 31 of this year, so it can be energized upon completion of the Sibley-Nebraska City line around Dec. 31. Rock Creek Wind wants its project in commercial operation around the end of this year.

The GIA, which was attached to the application, shows that the Rock Creek project would be made up of 150 of the Vestas V110 model wind turbine with a capacity of 2 MW for each turbine.

A wind project contact listed in the GIA is: Lisa Szot, Head of Transmission and Interconnection, 858-731-5010, lisa.szot@enel.com. That is contact information for Enel out of Italy, which develops projects in the U.S. under Enel Green Power.

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