MISO files interconnect for 340-MW MidAmerican wind project in Iowa

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) on Dec. 29 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Generator Interconnection Agreement with MidAmerican Energy as both the interconnecting transmission owner and the developer of a 340-MW wind project.

MISO has designated this as Project No. J499 in its interconnection queue. A map in the GIA indicates that this is called the Arbor Hill project and is located at the town of Arbor Hill in Adair County, Iowa.

This is to be a 360 MVA facility, rated at 340 MW net, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. The project is composed of one hundred seventy (170) Vestas V110 2.0 MW wind turbines. There will be two groups, each with eighty-five (85) turbines, with each half having their own generator step up transformer. Interconnection service provided under this agreement is 340 MW of Conditional ERIS that will become a total of 340 MW of ERIS and/or NRIS where NRIS is limited to zero once all Interconnection Studies are complete and all Network Upgrades are in service.

The Point of Interconnection will be at the point within MidAmerican’s 345-kV Arbor Hill Substation. The targeted commercial operation date is Dec. 15, 2018.

A contact from the power plant side of the project is: MidAmerican Energy Co., Attn: Mike Fehr, Vice President, Resource Development, 4299 NW Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322, telephone: (515) 281-2754, MCFehr@midamerican.com.

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