MISO files grid construction deal for 169-MW wind project in Iowa

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on June 28 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Facilities Construction Agreement with Prairie Wind Energy LLC, which is developing a 169-MW wind project in Iowa, and interconnecting transmission owner MidAmerican Energy.

The agreement covers construction work on facilities to interconnect this project to the grid. This is a 169-MW wind farm to be located in Mahaska County, Iowa. It has an expected commercial operation date of Dec. 15, 2017, and is under MISO queue #J344.

Under this agreement, line drops will be replaced at MidAmerican’s Beacon Substation on the terminal for ITC Midwest’s Beacon-Poweshiek 161 kV line to increase the ring closed, summer rating of the line to a minimum of 325 MVA.

A project contact is: Felix Friedman, Prairie Wind Energy LLC, 7 Ellefson Dr., PO Box 439, De Soto, IA 50069, Tel: (312) 330-5050, ffriedman@rpmaccess.com.

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