Prairie Breeze II wind project in Nebraska due for test power start in Q3 2015

Prairie Breeze Wind Energy II LLC is constructing and will own and operate an up to 73.39 MW (nameplate) wind project that will be located near Petersburg, Nebraska.

Prairie Breeze II, which filed Feb. 13 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for market-based rate authority, said it will sell electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services from the Prairie Breeze II Project at wholesale. The project is estimated to begin generating test power in the third quarter of 2015. Prairie Breeze II will also own interests in limited interconnection facilities which are necessary to effectuate its power sales. The project will be interconnected to the facilities and system owned by Nebraska Public Power District. NPPD’s system is operated by the Southwest Power Pool.

Prairie Breeze II has entered into a long-term power sale agreement pursuant to which it will sell power produced by the Prairie Breeze II Project to Lincoln Electric System once the energy production operations of the project begin.

The applicant is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Invenergy Investment Co. LLC. In listing affiliated power project companies, the filing mentions these with in-the-works projects:

  • Beech Ridge Energy II LLC is developing and plans to construct, own and operate wind generation facilities of up to 52.5 MW (nameplate) that will be located in Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, West Virginia.
  • Beech Ridge Energy Storage LLC is developing and plans to construct, own and operate energy storage devices (i.e., batteries) with a capacity of up to 32 MW (nameplate) that will be located in Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, West Virginia.
  • Bishop Hill Energy III LLC is developing and plans to construct, own and operate wind-powered electric generation facilities consisting of up to 136 MW (nameplate) that will be located in Henry County, Illinois.
  • Grand Ridge Energy V LLC is developing and plans to construct, own and operate wind-powered electric generation facilities of up to 80 MW (nameplate) that will be located in LaSalle County, Illinois.
  • Grand Ridge Energy Storage LLC is developing and plans to construct, own and operate energy storage devices (i.e., batteries) with a capacity of up to 32.4 MW (nameplate) that will be located in LaSalle County, Illinois.
  • Invenergy Nelson LLC is constructing and will own and operate a 738 MW (nameplate) natural gas-fired project that will be located near Rock Falls, Illinois.

 

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