Stony Creek wind project in New York due in-service this month

Stony Creek Energy LLC, which has a 94.4-MW wind project in New York that is due to be in-service this month, filed on Nov. 20 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of the fact that it has been partially bought by another party.

The commission issued an order in August 2011 granting Stony Creek market-based rate authority. Stony Creek owns and operates wind facilities of up to 94.4 MW (nameplate) located in Wyoming County, N.Y., called the Orangeville Wind Energy Center. The facility is interconnected with the transmission system owned by New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and controlled by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

At the time Stony Creek obtained market-based rate authority, it was an indirect, wholly- owned subsidiary of Invenergy Investment Co. LLC. On July 1, 2013, the indirect ownership of Stony Creek changed and it became an indirect, partially owned subsidiary of Invenergy Investment, with Invenergy Investment continuing to indirectly own the controlling membership interests in Stony Creek.

On Oct. 21, 2013, there was another change in the ownership of Stony Creek. Firstar Development LLC acquired an indirect, passive, non-controlling ownership interest in Stony Creek. Invenergy Investment continues to indirectly own the controlling interests in Stony Creek.

Attached to the Nov. 20 filing is a list that includes Stony Creek and its affiliates that shows that the Stony Creek wind project is due in-service this month. Here are the other wind projects with current or future in-service dates:

  • Grand Ridge Energy V LLC, located in the PJM, Northeast Region, test energy operations have not yet occurred, up to 126 MW (nameplate) of capacity.
  • Gratiot County Wind LLC, Gratiot II project, Midcontinent ISO, Central Region, energy operations have not yet occurred, up to 9.6 MW (nameplate).
  • Bishop Hill Energy III LLC, BH III project, MISO, Central Region, test energy operations expected to occur in 2014, up to 136 MW (nameplate).
  • Prairie Wind Energy Breeze LLC, Prairie Breeze project, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) balancing authority area, Southwest Power Pool region, estimated to begin generating test power in November 2013, 200.6 MW (nameplate).

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