211-MW Starwood wind project in Texas due for operation this year

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy LLC filed an April 22 notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification of exempt wholesale generator status related to its wind project in Texas.

The applicant is indirectly wholly owned by Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, a private equity fund, focusing on energy infrastructure in investments, including acquiring and holding interests in power generation and transmission projects.

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy is developing and will own and operate an approximately 211-MW wind project located in Borden and Lynn counties, Texas. The project is under construction and is expected to generate test power by October 2014 and reach commercial operation by November 2014.

The “eligible facilities” are comprised of 118 General Electric 1.79 MW-100 wind turbines and related real property, as well as other equipment necessary to interconnect the generation facilities to the 345-kV bus at Wind Energy Transmission Texas LLC’s (WETT) Long Draw Switching Station in Borden County and the transmission system operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

The project’s electric output will flow over an approximately 13-mile, 345-kV transmission line owned by the applicant, which will connect from the WETT Long Draw Switching Station to the 345-kV Stephens Ranch Substation at the power project location. The applicant will have a tenancy in common interest pursuant to a Shared Facilities Agreement between it and its affiliate, Stephens Ranch Wind Energy II LLC.

A developer contact is: Alexander Daberko, Starwood Energy Global Group LLC, 591 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, (203) 442-8104 (phone), (203) 442-7852 (facsimile), ADaberko@Starwood.com.

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