Kay Wind’s 314-MW project in Oklahoma is in construction

Kay Wind LLC, which is building a 314-MW wind project in Oklahoma, filed on Nov. 19 a notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

Kay Wind is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, which has a principle place of business in Charlottesville, Virginia. Apex develops, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale renewable energy facilities and assets across the United States.

Kay Wind owns and will operate a 314-MW facility currently being constructed in Kay County, Oklahoma. The facility will be made up of 130 Siemens 2.415-MW wind turbine generators. The collection substation located within the facility will include two 34.5kV to 345kV step-up transformers, breakers, switches, protection, control and communication systems and other associated interconnection assets, including a generator tie-line of approximately 100 yards in length connecting the facility collection substation to an adjacent Oklahoma Gas and Electric substation. The Southwest Power Pool operates the OGE transmission system.

The facility is expected to commence commercial operations in the third or fourth quarter of 2015. All of the output of this wind farm will be sold into the SPP market or sold under other transaction arrangements, including energy, capacity and ancillary services (all exclusively at wholesale) pursuant to market-based rate authority.

Project contacts are: Elizabeth Weir and William Pezalla, Kay Wind LLC c/o Apex Clean Energy Inc., 310 4th St. NE, Ste 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Phone: (434) 220-7595, Fax: (434) 220-3712, liz.weir@apexcleanenergy.com, bill.pezalla@apexcleanenergy.com.

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