Apex advancing 180-MW Pinewood Wind project in Virginia

Pinewood Wind LLC, backed by Apex Clean Energy, proposes to interconnect PJM Project #Z2-042, a 180-MW (23.3 MW Capacity) wind generating facility to the American Electric Power (AEP) transmission system, said an Oct. 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The point of interconnection is located five miles east of the Wurno 138-kV station on the Wurno–Claytor 138 kV line in Pulaski County, Virginia. PJM and AEP understand that Apex has established the following schedule dates:

  • Receive back feed from AEP: Sept. 15, 2019; and
  • Commercial Operation Date: Dec. 31, 2019.

AEP would construct a new in-line switching station east of the Peak Creek 138 kV substation between the Wurno and Claytor 138 kV stations in Pulaski County. This new station is to consist of three 138 kV circuit breakers physically configured in a breaker and half bus arrangement, initially operated as a ring-bus. The interconnection station will be expandable to accommodate future projects in the area.

The project will consist of 78 wind turbines of 2.3 MW each, the study noted.

The project is listed on the website of Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy.

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