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Cape Wind Upgrades To Larger 4.0 Megawatt Turbines

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Aug 31, 2014
Cape Wind Upgrades To Larger 4.0 Megawatt Turbines

Cape Wind Project Revision To Change from 3.6 Megawatt turbines to 4.0 Megawatt turbines
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RC AGENDA -
NEPOOL Reliability Committee
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TIME: 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, MA
DIAL IN NUMBER: 1-866-711-7475; Access Code 8562734

Review and approve the following draft meeting minutes, as available. December 17, 2013

3.3 Cape Wind Project Revisions – Level III (Vote)
EMI-05-G01-Rev.1 –
Generator notification revision from Energy Management Inc. for the installation of 130 wind turbines each rated at 3.6 MWs (454 MWs total net output, 468 MWs total gross output) located in Nantucket Sound, MA and interconnecting to the NSTAR 115 kV Barnstable Substation. Application revised to reflect a change to the wind turbine type from GE 3.6 MW Type 3 to Seimens SWT-4.0-107
(firmware limited to 3.6 MWs) wind turbines.

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Item 3.3 – Cape Wind Revisions Project – EMI-05-G01-Rev.1, EMI-14-T01, NU-14-T04, NSTAR-05-X03, NSTAR-05-T07, NSTAR-05-X02
Mr. Jack Arruda (Cape Wind) provided an overview of the Cape Wind revisions project.
Mr. Souren Tourian (NU) provided an overview of the Northeast Utilities/NSTAR portion of the project.
Mr. Roger Borghesani (TEC) commented that in regards to the change from 3.6 MW to 4.0 MW turbines, can the firmware be changed at a future date to capture the full 4.0 MW capability of the individual turbine output?
Mr. Arruda replied that the firmware could be removed but that is not our intention as we will not exceed the approved interconnection tolerances.
A motion to approve the project was moved and seconded. A vote was taken by show of hands with none opposed and one abstention (End User). Motion approved.
http://www.iso-ne.com/committees/comm_wkgrps/...

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rc agenda - ISO New England
http://www.iso-ne.com/committees/comm_wkgrps/...

ISO New England

Jan 15, 2014 - 3.3 Cape Wind Project Revisions – Level III (Vote)... for the installation of 130 wind turbines each rated at 3.6 MWs (454 MWs total net ... a change to the wind turbine type from GE 3.6 MW Type 3 to Seimens SWT-4.0-107 ... EMI-14-T01 – Transmission Notification from Energy Management Inc

(Agenda Item 3.3) Cape Wind Project Revision - Proposed Plan Applications (PPAs) EMI-05-G01-Rev.1, EMI-14-T01, NU-14-T04

Resolved, the Reliability Committee recommends that ISO New England Inc. determine that implementation of the Cape Wind Revisions Project Revision described in Proposed Plan Applications (“PPAs”) EMI-05-G01-Rev.1, EMI-14-T01, NU-14-T04 from Energy Management Inc.(EMI) and Northeast Utilities Service Company (“NU”) as detailed in Mr. Jack Arruda’s January 14, 2014 and Andrew Matta’s January 15, 2014 transmittal to Mr. Donald Gates, Chair, Reliability Committee, will not have a significant adverse effect on the stability, reliability or operating characteristics of the transmission facilities of the applicant, the transmission facilities of another Transmission Owner or the system of a Market Participant.

The proposed in service date of EMI-05-G01-Rev1 is from Q2 2015 to Q4 2016.
The proposed in service date of EMI-14-T01 is May 2016.
The proposed in service date of NU-14-T04 is May 2016

The motion to recommend a determination of no adverse effects passed based on a show of hands with none opposed and one abstention (End User).

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