MISO terminates deal for 124-MW Ford County Wind project in Illinois

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Nov. 22 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Ford County Wind Farm LLC and Ameren Services as agent for interconnecting transmission owner Ameren Illinois.

MISO identified this GIA as Project No. J375 in the interconnection queue. On Feb. 19, 2016, MISO filed an unexecuted original interconnection agreement for this project with FERC. MISO wrote in the Nov. 22 filing: “On October 25, 2016, MISO and Transmission Owner were given written notice that the Interconnection Customer desired to terminate this GIA. Terminating this GIA is appropriate, as the Interconnection Customer is no longer pursuing this Project.”

A project contact is: Bill Pezalla, Director of Electrical Engineering and Transmission Interconnection, Apex Clean Energy, 310 4th St., NW, Ste. 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5299.

This project was a 124-MW facility consisting of sixty two Vestas V110 MK10 2-MW wind turbine generators to be located in Ford County, Illinois. The facility was to interconnect with Ameren’s system via an estimated seven-mile-long 138-kV radial line running from the wind farm to Ameren’s existing 138/69 kV Gibson City South substation. The commercial operation date for the wind project under the GIA was estimated to be Oct. 1, 2017.

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