FERC approves sale by EDF of interests in Oklahoma/Texas wind projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 9 approved the sale by EDF Renewable Energy of interests in wind project companies.

On Oct. 31, Seiling Wind LLC (Seiling I), Seiling Wind II LLC, Seiling Wind Interconnection Services LLC, Palo Duro Wind Energy LLC (Palo Duro I) and Palo Duro Wind Interconnection Services LLC filed an application for the disposition of jurisdictional facilities. Applicants stated that the proposed transaction is in connection with the acquisition by BAL Investment & Advisory Inc. (BALIA) or an affiliate thereof, and by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) or an affiliate thereof, of 100% of the Class B Membership Interests in Palo Duro I and the parent company of Seiling I, Seiling II and Seiling Interconnection.

Each of the applicants is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC, which is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which in turn is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

  • Seiling I will own and operate a wind facility with an approximate 200 MW capacity (the Seiling I Facility) located in Dewey County, Oklahoma. The Seiling I facility will interconnect with Oklahoma Gas & Electric. Seiling Wind has entered into a long-term power sales agreement with the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSCO), a nonaffiliate, for 100% of the electric output of the Seiling I Facility commencing approximately one year from the date of commercial operation.
  • Seiling II will own and operate a wind facility with an approximate 100 MW capacity (the Seiling II Facility) located in Dewey and Woodward counties, Oklahoma. The Seiling II Facility will interconnect with OGE. Seiling II has entered into a long-term power sales agreement with Golden Spread Electric Cooperative for 100% of the electric output of the Seiling II Facility.
  • Seiling Interconnection is owned by Seiling I and Seiling II and it will own interconnection facilities that serve the Seiling I and Seiling II facilities.
  • Palo Duro I will own and operate a wind facility with an approximate 263 MW capacity (Palo Duro I Facility) located in Beaver County, Oklahoma, and Ochiltree and Hansford counties, Texas. The Palo Duro I Facility will interconnect with OGE. Palo Duro I entered into a long-term power sales agreement with Southwestern Public Service for 100% of the electric output of the Palo Duro I Facility.
  • Palo Duro Interconnection is owned by Palo Duro I and Palo Duro Wind Energy II LLC, another ESI subsidiary that is developing a 36-MW wind facility (Palo Duro II Facility) near the Palo Duro I Facility. Palo Duro Interconnection will own interconnection facilities that serve both the Palo Duro I and Palo Duro II facilities. 
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