New Creek Wind LLC, which is building a 102.5-MW project in West Virginia, on Aug. 3 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission grant it authorization to make wholesale sales of electric capacity, energy, and ancillary services at market-based rates.
New Creek Wind will own and operate a wind farm with a nameplate capacity of 102.5 MW located in Grant County, West Virginia, within the PJM Interconnection balancing authority area. The project is currently under construction and is expected to generate test power starting in October 2016 and to reach commercial operation by late December 2016.
The project is comprised of forty-nine Gamesa wind turbine generators and related real property, as well as other equipment necessary to interconnect it to Virginia Electric and Power’s new Bismark 500 kV switching station on the existing Mount Storm (Virginia Power) – Doubs (Allegheny Power) 500 kV transmission line.
New Creek Wind said it has entered into:
- an Interconnection Construction Service Agreement and Interconnection Service Agreement for the project with PJM and Virginia Electric and Power; and
- an Interconnection Construction Service Agreement with PJM and Potomac Edison, a nearby transmission owner.
New Creek Wind is a direct and wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Holdings (New Creek) LLC, which is ultimately, through several corporate layers, controlled by Enbridge Inc., a publicly traded Canadian corporation.