Duke’s 17-MW Crane solar project in Indiana due in-service as of Feb. 8

Duke Energy Indiana, in a Dec. 12 application with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for renewable energy generator status, said its 17.25-MW (nameplate) Crane Solar Facility in Indiana is due to be in-service as of Feb. 8, 2017.

The project is located at 300 Highway 361, Crane, Martin County, Indiana. This is a grid-tiered solar photovoltaic plant. The system consists of eight SMA SC2200-US inverters and 74,784 SolarWorld (SW-325) modules. The solar array is fixed tilt to 25 degrees oriented to due South.

A project contact is: Duke Energy Indiana LLC, Russell Thacher, Lead Engineer, phone 980-373-2351, Russell.Thacher@duke-energy.com.

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator on Oct. 11 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised Generator Interconnection Agreement, under Project No. J453, for this project. Under this agreement, Duke Energy Indiana would install a 17.6 MVA facility, rated at 17.25 MW net, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. The Point of Interconnection (POI) will be at the point where the lead line from the solar facility lands on the 69-kV bus at the Crane Solar Substation.

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