Atlantic Wind works 98-MW project in Pennsylvania through PJM system

Atlantic Wind LLC has proposed a wind generating facility located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, with an installed capability of 98 MW with 12.7 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

PJM said in a March 2016 study on the project that the proposed in-service date for the project is December 2018. This study does not imply a PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) commitment to this in-service date.

This project, under PJM queue #AA2-017, will interconnect with the PPL EU transmission system into both the East Palmerton-Acahela #1 & #2 69-kV lines. AA2-017 will have a total capability of 98 MW that must be split across the East Palmerton-Acahela #1 and #2 69-kV lines so that a maximum of 50 MW would be generated on either 69-kV line.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by the project developer. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.