Kingfisher Wind project in Oklahoma due to produce test power in Q3 2015

Kingfisher Wind LLC, which is developing a 298-MW project in Oklahoma, filed on Feb. 13 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator. 

Kingfisher Wind is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FR Kingfisher Holdings II LLC, which is an indirect subsidiary of First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund II LP (FREIF). FREIF is controlled directly and indirectly by senior officers of First Reserve, a global private equity firm focused on the energy industry.

Applicant is developing and will own and operate a wind facility with an approximately 298-MW nameplate capacity located in Canadian and Kingfisher counties, Oklahoma, within the balancing authority area of the Southwest Power Pool. The facility is under construction and is expected to generate test power during the third quarter of 2015 and begin commercial operation during the fourth quarter of 2015.

When completed, the facility will be comprised of 149 Vestas V100 wind turbines and related real property, as well as other equipment necessary to interconnect it to the 345-kV Cimarron substation owned by Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) and the transmission system operated by SPP. In order to effect the sale of power at wholesale, the applicant has exercised an option to acquire an undivided tenancy in common interest in an approximately 25-mile, 345-kV generator tie-line and related equipment and facilities that interconnect with the 345-kV Cimarron substation.

Contact information is: Matthew S. Raben, Director, Legal, First Reserve, One Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT 06830, Tel (203) 661-6601, Fax (203) 661-6729, mraben@firstreserve.com.

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