FERC accepts interconnection deals for W.Va. wind/battery project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 12 accepted PJM Interconnection‘s March 10 filing of an unexecuted Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) and an unexecuted Interconnection Construction Service Agreement (ICSA) with New Creek Wind LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power.

FERC also accepted PJM’s filing of an unexecuted ICSA entered into among PJM, New Creek and Potomac Edison

In part this filing was needed to change the project developer name from AES New Creek LLC, which was part of AES Corp. (NYSE: AES), to New Creek Wind.

The agreements cover the New Creek Mountain Windfarm & Energy Storage Facility, to be located on New Creek Mountain, Grant County, West Virginia. The project is under PJM Queue Position #T157 for wind development and W4-037 for energy storage. The Maximum Facility Output under the pre-existing agreement is to be 160 MW, with 32 MW from energy storage and 128 MW from wind power.

A project contact is: New Creek Wind LLC, c/o Enbridge Holdings LLC, 3000, 425-1 st Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2P 3L8, Attn: Lino M. Luison, Vice President, Green Power, Transmission and Emerging Technology.

New Creek Wind LLC in December 2015 had advised the West Virginia Public Service Commission of a change in the ownership of its membership interests. The commission had issued a siting certificate to AES New Creek LLC to construct a wind facility in Grant County. Immediately prior to Nov. 23, 2015, New Creek Wind was a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. On Nov. 23, Enbridge Holdings (New Creek) LLC entered into a membership interest purchase agreement with EverPower under which Enbridge Holdings purchased 100% of the membership interests in New Creek Wind.

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