Rising Tree Wind Farm III files for exempt generator status at FERC

Rising Tree Wind Farm III LLC, which is building a 99-MW wind project in California, on Dec. 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

The company will construct, own,and operate an approximately 99-MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Kern County, California. First production of test power from the facility is expected to commence in April 2015.

Applicant will share certain common facilities necessary for the operation of its wind facility, including interconnection facilities, with its affiliates Rising Tree Wind Farm LLC and Rising Tree Wind Farm II LLC, each of which is an EWG and has a wind project that is producing initial test power right around now. Applicant owns an undivided pro rata interest in the shared interconnection facilities that is sized to accommodate the generating capacity of its particular facility. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Southern California Edison and operated by the California Independent System Operator.

A company contact is: Leslie A. Freiman, Esq., General Counsel, EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis Street, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002, Tel: (713) 265-0350, Fax: (713) 265-0365, leslie.freiman@edpr.com.

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