Southwest Power Pool files transmission agreement for wind farm

The Southwest Power Pool on April 12 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Generator Interconnection Agreement with Rush County Wind Farm and with ITC Great Plains as the interconnecting transmission owner.

Rush County plans to construct a 99 MW wind power facility, which will consist of 33 Siemens SWT108 3 MW wind turbine generators. The point of interconnection will be at ITC’s new 345-kV substation, located on the Spearville-Post Rock 345-kV line in Rush County, Kansas.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date is Nov. 30, 2018.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy's Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication's editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

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