FERC accepts interconnect for Exelon’s 153-MW Michigan Wind 3 project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 16 accepted the Midcontinent Independent System Operator‘s Aug. 8 filing of a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Michigan Wind 3 LLC and interconnecting transmission owner International Transmission Co. d/b/a ITCTransmission.

MISO has designated this as Project No. J321 in its interconnection queue. Michigan Wind 3 will install a wind facility with delivery at the Point of Interconnection to be 151.2 MW, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. The facility is to be composed of seven General Electric 1.79-MW wind turbines and sixty one GE 2.3-MW wind turbine units in a wind farm with a total nameplate of 152.83 MW.

Michigan Wind 3 will construct an approximately 4.9-mile 345-kV line from its substation to ITC’s Interconnection Station. The Point of Interconnection shall be at the point where the lead line from the generating facility lands on the 345-kV bus at ITC’s Stringer Substation, which is in the southeast part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, very near Lake Huron.

The project’s targeted commercial operations date is Dec. 31, 2017.

A project contact is: David Dueker, Michigan Wind 3 LLC c/o Exelon Wind LLC, 4601 Westown Parkway, Suite 300, West Des Moines, IA 50266, Phone: 515-221-5704, Email: David.Dueker@exeloncorp.com.

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