Starwood affiliate files EWG notice on 165-MW wind project in Texas

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy II LLC, wholly controlled by Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, a private equity fund, filed on Dec. 9 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of exempt wholesale generator status. 

Stephens Ranch is developing and will own and operate an approximately 164.68 MW wind project located in Borden and Lynn counties, Texas. The project is under construction and is expected to generate test power sometime in April 2015 and reach commercial operation by May 12, 2015. It is comprised of 92 General Electric 1.79 MW-100 wind turbines, as well as other equipment necessary to interconnect it to the 345-kV bus at the Wind Energy Transmission Texas LLC Long Draw Switching Station in Borden County, Texas, and the transmission system operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

The output will flow over an approximately 5.9-mile, 345-kV transmission line owned by applicant, which will connect from the WETT Long Draw Switching Station to a 345 kV substation at thepProject location (the “Stephens Ranch Substation”), in which applicant will have a tenancy in common interest pursuant to a Shared Facilities Agreement (SFA) with its affiliate, Stephens Ranch Wind Energy LLC.

A company contact is: Alexander Daberko, Starwood Energy Global Group LLC, 591 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, (203) 442-8104 (phone), (203) 442-7852 (facsimile), ADaberko@Starwood.com.

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