MISO works out interconnect for 421-MW, gas-fired project of Wolverine

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Feb. 16 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative and interconnecting transmission owner Michigan Electric Transmission Co. LLC for a 420.7-MW, gas-fired peaking project.

MISO has designated this project as Project No. J392 in its interconnection queue. The power plant site is in Otsego County, Michigan. It will interconnect at Michigan Electric Transmission’s new Van Tyle 138-kV Substation. Wolverine’s substation for the project will be located approximately four miles from the Van Tyle 138-kV Substation.

The maximum net electrical output of the facility will be 420.7 MW as measured at the Points of Interconnection. It will consist of two General Electric Frame 7F.05 gas turbine generators. There will be two 18/138 kV 267 MVA transformers with two 138 kV circuit breakers, one on the high side of each transformer.

The targeted power plant commercial operation date under the GIA is June 1, 2016.

This is the Alpine project of Wolverine, which the cooperative’s website shows as being well along in construction. Said the website: “The new Alpine Power Plant is located in Elmira Township, just southeast of Gaylord, Michigan, in Otsego County. Currently under construction, Alpine has two GE Frame 7 FA class combustion turbines, both simple-cycle. Powered by natural gas, the total output of both units is approximately 432 megawatts. Alpine is scheduled to be online by summer 2016.”

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