Red Horse Wind 2 solar/wind project nears startup in Arizona

Red Horse Wind 2 LLC applied Feb. 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for acceptance of its market-based rate tariff related to its 85-MW wind and solar project in Arizona.

Red Hourse Wind 2 is developing and will own and operate an approximately 71 MW (85 MW nameplate) combined wind and solar facility located in Cochise County, Arizona. The facility will be interconnected via a new approximately 150-foot, 345-kV transmission line leading from the project’s collection substation to the point of interconnection with the transmission system owned and operated by Tucson Electric Power within the Tucson Electric Power market area.

It is expected to begin sales of electric energy for testing purposes on or about April 19. The developer is committed to sell the full output of the facility under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Tucson Electric Power.

Red Horse Wind 2 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DESRI RH2 Holdings LLC, which is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of DESRI Wind Development Holdings LLC. The managing member of DESRI Wind Development Holdings is DESRI Wind Development Acquisition Holdings LLC. The managing member of DESRI Wind Development Acquisition Holdings is DESRI Management Services LLC, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI). DESRI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of D. E. Shaw & Co. LP (DESCO LP). D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (DESCO Inc.) is the general partner of DESCO LP. Dr. David E. Shaw is the chairman, president, and sole stockholder of DESCO Inc.

A company contact is: Nathan Thomas, Chief Compliance Officer, The D. E. Shaw Group, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10036, (212) 478-0000, .

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