NextEra files for EWG status on Palo Duro Wind project

Palo Duro Wind Energy LLC, which is developing a 250-MW project in Oklahoma and Texas, on July 16 filed a notice of its exempt wholesale generator status with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The company is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resource LLC, which is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

Palo Duro will own and operate a wind facility with 250 MW aggregate nameplate capacity located on sites in Beaver County, Okla., and Ochiltree and Hansford counties, Texas. The facility operates within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) balancing authority area and will interconnect with Oklahoma Gas & Electric. The filing didn’t say when the project is due for operation.

A company contact is: Gunnar Birgisson, Senior Attorney, NextEra Energy Resources LLC, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 220, Washington, D.C. 20004, (202) 349-3494, (202) 347-7076 (fax),

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