Big Level Wind adding 20 MW to 70-MW project in Pennsylvania

Big Level Wind LLC has proposed an uprate to a proposed wind generating facility located in Potter County, Pennsylvania, said an October 2016 study on the project from PJM Interconnection.

The increase to a prior facility is for 20 MW with 3.8 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. This is an increase to Big Level Wind’s queue #Z1-069 project, which will share the same property and connection point. The Z1-069 project will have a capability of 70 MW with 13.3 MW being recognized as capacity. The total capability of the combined #Z1-069 and #AB1-160 projects will be 90 MW with 17.1 MW being recognized by PJM as capacity. AB1-160 is for an increase in energy injection capability of the Z1-069 Cunningham wind facility. 

The proposed in-service date for the #AB1-160 project is December 2017. This study does not imply a Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec) commitment to this in-service date. AB1-160 will interconnect with the Penelec transmission system at the Gold-Sabinsville 115-kV line. The project consists of forty-five 2-MW Gamesa G114 wind turbines.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by Big Level Wind.

Posted to the PJM website is a November 2015 Interconnection Service Agreement for the 70-MW version of the project, which shows a targeted commercial operation date for the project of Jan. 31, 2018. Contact information in that ISA is: Big Level Wind LLC, 155 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NC 03801.

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