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 the 500 MW Plum Creek wind project in Iowa.
MISO has designated this as Project No. J501 in its interconnection queue. The project site is near the town of Wesley in Kossuth County, Iowa.
MidAmerican will install a facility rated at 500 MW net, with all studies performed at or below these outputs. It is to be composed of 250 Vestas V110 2.0 MW wind turbines. There will be three groups, each with about 83 to 84 turbines, with each group having their own generator step up transformer.
Interconnection service provided under this agreement is 500 MW of Conditional ERIS that will become a total of 500 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 within MidAmerican’s 345-kV Kossuth County Substation. The targeted commercial operation date for the project is Dec. 15, 2019.