FERC grants approvals for Broken Bow Wind II project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 21 granted Broken Bow Wind II LLC, developer of a 75-MW wind project, authority to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates, effective July 1.

It also granted Broken Bow Wind’s request for waiver of the commission’s requirements to file an Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), to establish and maintain an Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), and to comply with the commission’s Standards of Conduct. It also granted Broken Bow Wind’s request for other waivers commonly granted to market-based rate sellers.

Broken Bow Wind will own and operate a 75-MW wind energy project comprised of 43 wind turbines, a collection system, and associated interconnection facilities that will interconnect at the Broken Bow Wind substation to transmission facilities owned by the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market. Broken Bow Wind states that it will sell the full output of the facility to NPPD under a long-term contract.

Broken Bow Wind is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a public utility holding company based in San Diego, Calif.

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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.