FERC grants market authority for 98-MW Hoopeston Wind project

The members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 23 granted Hoopeston Wind LLC authority to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates, effective Nov. 1, 2014, as requested.

It granted Hoopeston Wind’s request for waiver of the commission’s requirements to file an Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), to establish and maintain an Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), and to comply with the commission’s Standards of Conduct. FERC also granted Hoopeston Wind’s request for other waivers commonly granted to market-based rate sellers, except as noted in the decision. Hoopeston was further directed to submit a compliance filing within 30 days of the date of this order to revise its market-based rate tariff to comply with Order No. 714.

In September 2014, as amended in later filings, Hoopeston Wind filed an application for market-based rate authority with an accompanying tariff providing for the sale of electric energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services at market-based rates. Hoopeston Wind is constructing and will own and operate a 98-MW wind farm located in Vermilion County, Illinois. Hoopeston Wind states that it will also own interests in an approximately 300-foot radial line and related facilities in order to connect with the transmission system owned by Ameren Services Co.

Hoopeston Wind is wholly owned by Apex Wind I LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC.

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