MISO files interconnect deal for 169-MW Prairie Wind project in Iowa

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on July 1 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Prairie Wind Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner ITC Midwest LLC for a 169-MW wind project to be located in Mahaska County, Iowa.

MISO has designated this as Project No. J344 in its interconnection queue. This facility is to be composed of 85 Vestas V110 wind turbines rated at 2 MW each. The Point of Interconnection will be at ITC’s new 161-kV Irvine switching station bus. 

The project’s targeted commercial operation date is Dec. 15, 2017.

A project contact is: Felix Friedman, 7 Ellefson Drive, PO Box 439, De Soto, IA 50069, Phone: (312) 330-5050, ffriedman@rpmaccess.com.

Incidentally, MISO on June 28 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Facilities Construction Agreement with Prairie Wind Energy and another involved transmission owner, MidAmerican Energy.

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