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.