New York ISO terminates interconnect for 78-MW Iberdrola wind project

The New York Independent System Operator filed on May 11 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of cancellation of a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with interconnecting transmission owner Niagara Mohawk Power d/b/a National Grid and wind project developer PPM Roaring Brook LLC.

National Grid and Roaring Brook have indicated to the NYISO that neither party opposes this filing. The agreement stated that Roaring Brook was constructing a 78-MW wind facility that would be interconnecting to National Grid’s 115-kV #5 Line between the Taylorville and Boonville Substations. The agreement was accepted by the commission in April 2011.

PPM Roaring Brook sent an April 27 letter to NYISO asking for the termination, but not saying why it was needed.

This was a 78-MW wind project to consist of 39 Gamesa 2.0 MW 4-pole double-fed induction generators with wound rotor and slip rings. The targeted commercial operation date was in December 2012.

A project contact (who wrote the April 27 letter) is: Thomas R. Shields, Director, Transmission Origination, PPM Roaring Brook LLC c/o Iberdrola Renewables LLC, 1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR 97209, 281-374-3064, Tom.Shields@iberdrolaren.com.

Iberdrola’s website for this project, which looks like it hasn’t been updated since 2009, says: “The proposed Roaring Brook Wind Power Project would be located in the Town of Martinsburg, in Lewis County, NY. The current project design calls for construction and operation of thirty-nine, 2 MW wind turbines located on approximately 5,280 acres of private land.”

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