Osage Wind’s 150-MW Oklahoma project to begin test operations in April

Osage Wind LLC applied Jan. 28 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization for a transfer to three investors of non-controlling, passive equity interests in the company.

Osage Wind has a principal place of business in Andover, Massachusetts. It owns a wind power project with a nameplate rating of 150.4 MW currently under development and located in Osage County, Oklahoma. The Osage Project is located within the balancing authority area controlled by Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) in the southeast region, and the Osage Project’s output is fully committed to AECI under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Osage Wind expects to begin testing the Osage Project in April 2015 and to complete it in June 2015. The company noted that its sole business is ownership and operation of the Osage Project. It has obtained commission authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates, and has filed a notice of self certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status.

Currently, Osage Wind’s membership interests are owned by Enel Kansas and EFS Osage Wind LLC. Enel Kansas is the Managing Member and, as such, Enel Kansas has the right to control Osage Wind and the Osage Project on a day-to-day basis. Enel Kansas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America (Enel NA). Enel NA’s principal business is owning, operating, and developing hydroelectric and renewable energy generation facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

There are three unidentified Class B Equity Investors, each of which is a financial institution that has investments in certain energy-related activities but does not itself engage in such activities that are the reason for this application.

A company contact is: Stephen Champagne, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Enel Green Power North America Inc., One Tech Drive, Suite 220, Andover, MA 01810, Telephone: (978) 296-6812, Fax: (978) 681-7727, steve.champagne@enel.com.

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