Two of three Rising Tree wind farms about to produce test power

Rising Tree Wind Farm LLC, Rising Tree Wind Farm II LLC and Rising Tree Wind Farm III LLC, which are developing nearly-completed wind projects in California, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 4 the Rising Tree Shared Facilities Agreement.

“It is anticipated that the shared transmission and interconnection facilities (Facilities) that are the subject of the Agreement (in addition to other non-electrical facilities) will be energized on or about December 5, 2014,” the filing noted, so it said a quick approval is needed.

  • Rising Tree I is constructing and will own and operate a 79.2 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Kern County, California (Rising Tree I Facility). Rising Tree I is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA) with market-based rate authority. The Rising Tree I Facility will commence first production of test power on or about Dec. 8, 2014.
  • Rising Tree II is constructing and will own and operate a 19.8 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Kern County, California (Rising Tree II Facility). Rising Tree II is an EWG under PUHCA with market-based rate authority. The Rising Tree II Facility will commence first production of test power on or about Dec. 8, 2014.
  • Rising Tree III is developing and will own and operate a 99 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Kern County, California (Rising Tree III Facility). Rising Tree III intends to operate as an EWG with market-based rate authority. The Rising Tree III Facility will commence first production of test power in April 2015.

The applicants will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) and operated by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The applicants are parties to a First Amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (Amended LGIA) with SCE and CAISO. Their interconnection facilities include a substation, an approximately 3.99-mile, 220-kV generation tie-line, and related equipment.

A developer contact is: EDP Renewables North America LLC808 Travis, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002, Attn: General Counsel, Facsimile: (713) 265-0365, E-mail: leslie.freiman@edpr.com.

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