The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on Jan. 3 approved the certification of the 200-MW Prairie Rose Wind project as a renewable energy facility under state law.
On Dec. 6, 2013, Northern States Power Co.-Wisconsin requested that the commission take this action. Prairie Rose Wind was placed in service in December 2012, consists of one hundred and nineteen 1.68-MW wind turbines and is owned by Prairie Rose LLC-Enel Green Power North America and operated by Prairie Rose Wind LLC.
The Prairie Rose Wind facility has met the commission’s criteria for certification as a renewable facility because: electricity is generated using a renewable resource; the applicant has completed the Renewable Facility Registration Report; and the applicant has demonstrated that the facility’s output is physically metered.
Also on Jan. 3, the commission approved:
- A Dec. 6, 2013, application from Northern States Power Co.-Wisconsin to certify Slayton Solar as a renewable facility. This 1.666 MW solar photovoltaic facility placed in service in January 2013, consists of 7,040 solar panels rated at 285 watts-direct current and is owned and operated by Slayton Solar LLC. The facility’s capacity in alternating current is rated at 1.666 MW.
- A Dec. 6, 2013, application from Northern States Power Co.-Wisconsin to certify the Big Blue Wind Farm as a renewable facility. This 36-MW facility was placed in service in December 2012, consists of eighteen 2-MW wind turbines and is owned and operated by Big Blue Wind Farm LLC.