EDP pursues interconnect for 200-MW Meadow Lake VI wind project in Indiana

EDP Renewables North America LLC(EDPR) proposes to install a 200 MW (26 MW capacity) wind facility on the American Electric Power (AEP) transmission system in Indiana, said a PJM Interconnection study on the project dated November 2016.

This project, under PJM queue #AB1-006, will connect to the existing Meadow Lake 345 kV switching station which was initially constructed for PJM Project #S06, and then expanded for PJM Projects #T-126 and #T-127. A diagram in the study shows those three queue requests were for the prior Meadow Lake I-V projects, which total 600 MW. This new project is Meadow Lake VI.

The proposed location of the generating facilities is in White County, Indiana. The requested in-service date is Dec. 15, 2017.

The objective of this System Impact Study is to determine budgetary cost estimates and approximate construction timelines for identified transmission facilities required to connect the proposed generating facilities to the AEP Transmission System. These reinforcements include the Attachment Facilities, Local Upgrades, and Network Upgrades required to maintain the reliability of the AEP Transmission System. Stability analysis is included as part of this study.

It is anticipated that the time between receipt of executed agreements and commercial operation may range from 12 to 18 months if no line work is required. If line work is required, construction time would be 24 to 36 months after signing an interconnection agreement, the study noted.

EDP has a website for the existing Meadow Lake wind farm.

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