Keechi Wind seeks EWG status for in-construction project in Texas

Keechi Wind LLC, which is developing a 110-MW project in Texas, on June 26 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Keechi Wind is indirectly wholly-owned by Enbridge Energy Co. Inc. It will own and operate an approximately 110-MW (nameplate) wind facility under construction in Jack County, Texas. The project is expected to generate test power by November 2014 and reach commercial operation by December 2014.

The project is comprised of fifty-five 2.0 MW V100 Vestas wind turbine generators, as well as other equipment necessary to interconnect the generation facilities to the 138-kV bus at Brazos Electric Power Cooperative’s Joplin Substation in Jack County, which is in the transmission system operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Keechi Wind entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with Microsoft Corp. dated July 25, 2013. Under the agreement, Keechi Wind will sell the environmental attributes as well as various energy and capacity products associated with the facility. The agreement has a term of 20 years from the date of commercial operation.

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