January 20, 2015
The Phase I FS is a three-party agreement among King Pine Wind, ISO- New England, Inc. (ISO-NE), and Emera Maine. The Phase II FS is a three-party agreement among Green Mountain Wind, ISO-NE, and Emera Maine. The Task Orders for both Phase I and Phase II are two-party agreements between ISO-NE and Emera Maine, in which Emera Maine agrees to perform certain work related to the studies for ISO-NE. Both the Phase I FS and Phase II FS address the study of the feasibility of interconnecting a wind generating facility with the electric grid and both wind generating facilities will be located in Aroostook County, Maine. The designated Point of Interconnection to be studied for both phases is the Orrington 345 kV Substation, with two alternative interconnection points to be studied – the Keene Road 345 kV Substation and the Orrington-Albion Road 345 kV line. Both study reports will provide (1) preliminary identification of any circuit breaker or other facility short circuit capability limits exceeded as a result of the interconnection; (2) preliminary identification of any thermal overload of any transmission facility or system voltage limit violations resulting from the interconnection; and (3) preliminary description and estimated cost of facilities to interconnect King Pine I to the New England Transmission System and to address the identified short circuit and power flow issues.