FERC accepts market authority for 250-MW Kansas wind project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent an Oct. 31 letter to Buffalo Dunes Wind Project LLC, developer of a 249.75-MW wind project, accepting its Sept. 20 application for market-based rate authority with an accompanying tariff.

The proposed market-based rate tariff provides for the sale of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates,

Buffalo Dunes requested authorization to sell ancillary services in the markets administered by PJM Interconnection, the New York Independent System Operator, ISO New England, California Independent System Operator and Midcontinent Independent System Operator. Buffalo Dunes also requested authorization to engage in the sale of certain ancillary services as a third-party provider in other markets.

Buffalo Dunes will own and operate a 249.75-MW wind project located in Kansas, in the Southwestern Public Service (SPS) balancing authority area. This project is managed by EGPNA Development Holdings LLC, and Buffalo Dunes is not affiliated with any entity that owns generation facilities in the SPS balancing authority area.

The company said in the Sept. 20 application that the project was expected to begin testing in October and to enter commercial operation in December. Buffalo Dunes is committed to sell 202 MW of the project’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement with a non-affiliate, Alabama Power.

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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.