The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 1 accepted applications from Alta Wind X LLC and Alta Wind XI LLC related to two wind projects in California.
On March 22, Alta Wind X and Alta Wind XI applied for market-based rate authority with accompanying tariffs. The proposed market-based rate tariffs provide for the sale of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.
The companies plan to construct, own, and operate two wind-powered facilities with a combined total capacity of about 228 MW located in Kern County, Calif. The applicants are wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of Terra-Gen Power LLC, which is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Terra-Gen Holdings LLC.
The applicants are affiliated with approximately 2,262 MW in the California ISO market, of which 2,034 MW is committed to long-term power purchase agreements. The applicants are also affiliated with Terra-Gen Dixie Valley LLC, the owner of a transmission facility in the Southwest region. The applicants are also affiliated with the Alta Wind Energy Center, which includes transmission facilities.
Alta Wind X plans to construct a 138 MW facility and Alta Wind XI plans to construct a 90 MW facility. Both facilities are expected to commence first production of test power in September 2013.