FERC approves two latest Alta Wind projects in California

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.

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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.