Two Edison Mission Energy wind affiliates seek EWG status

Two affiliated companies, Mountain Wind Power LLC and Mountain Wind Power II LLC, filed on Sept. 26 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission separate notices of self-certification of exempt wholesale generation status.

Mountain Wind Power owns a 60.9-MW wind facility in Uinta County, Wyo. It is wholly owned by Mission Wind Wyoming LLC, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capistrano Wind Partners LLC. Capistrano Wind is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Group. Edison Mission Group indirectly owns 100% of the Class A managing membership interests in Capistrano Wind and certain institutional investors own 100% of the Class B non-managing membership interests.

The Mountain Wind Power facility is a qualifying small power production facility under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). The facility consists of twenty-four 2.5 MW wind turbines and other equipment necessary to interconnect to the transmission grid, including certain facilities shared with Mountain Wind Power II.

Mountain Wind Power sells electricity generated by the facility at wholesale to PacifiCorp under a long-term power purchase agreement. The facility also includes transmission interconnection facilities that are necessary to deliver electric energy from the facility to the electric transmission system owned and operated by PacifiCorp. Mountain Wind Power was granted market based rate (MBR) authority by FERC in 2008.

Mountain Wind Power II owns a 79.8 MW wind facility in Uinta County. It is wholly owned by Mission Wind Wyoming LLC, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capistrano Wind Partners LLC.

This facility is a qualifying small power production facility under PURPA. The facility consists of fifty-three 1.5 MW wind turbines and other equipment necessary to interconnect to the transmission grid, including certain facilities shared with Mountain Wind Power. Mountain Wind Power II sells electricity to PacifiCorp at wholesale under a long-term power purchase agreement. The facility also includes transmission interconnection facilities that are necessary to deliver electric energy from the Facility to the electric transmission system owned and operated by PacifiCorp. Mountain Wind Power II was also granted MBR authority in 2008.

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