Stephens Ranch Wind project in Texas ready to produce test power

Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, on behalf of itself and its affiliate holding companies, notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of a change in facts related to a nearly-completed wind power project in Texas.

Starwood, through affiliates, has interests in transmission and power generating assets. Stephens Ranch Wind Energy LLC, an affiliate of Starwood, will own and operate an approximately 211-MW wind project located in Borden and Lynn counties, Texas. Stephens Ranch is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

Because the Stephens Ranch facility is not yet operational, it is not yet an “electric utility” or “public-utility company” within the meaning of the commission’s regulations. Currently in the final stages of construction, the Stephens Ranch Facility is scheduled to start generating its first test power on or about Oct. 30, Starwood noted. By producing test power, Stephens Ranch will became a “public-utility company” within the meaning of the commission’s regulations. Accordingly, Starwood provided this advance notice to the commission regarding this change in facts. 

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