TransCanada seeks EWG status for 136-MW wind farm in Maine

Wind farm operator TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. on Oct. 28 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

TransCanada owns and operates an approximately 136-MW (nameplate) wind facility in Kibby and Skinner townships in northwestern Franklin County, Maine (called the “Kibby Facility”). This facility consists of 44 Vestas V90 wind turbines as well as a 25-mile radial 115-kV generator lead line that connects the Kibby Facility to the transmission system owned and operated by Central Maine Power, which is used solely to deliver the output of the Kibby Facility. TransCanada noted that it does not currently provide, and does not anticipate providing, transmission service to unaffiliated third parties over the Maine Wind Line.

TransCanada was granted market-based rate authority by FERC in April 2008. It sells all of its output at wholesale to TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. for resale pursuant to a Power Purchase Agreement.

A company contact is: James M. D’Andrea, TransCanada USA Services Inc., 110 Turnpike Road, Suite 300, Westborough, MA 01581, Phone: (508) 475-6088,  jim_dandrea@transcanada.com.

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