Red Horse wind/solar project in Arizona due to produce test power in April

Red Horse Wind 2 LLC, which owns an approximately 71-MW (85-MW nameplate) combined wind and solar facility in Cochise County, Arizona, filed on Feb. 27 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

As of the date of this notice, Red Horse 2 is, through various intermediary companies, controlled by D. E. Shaw & Co. LP. In turn, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. is the general partner of that company.

The facility consists of wind and solar facilities and associated equipment, including a new, approximately 150-foot, 345-kV transmission line leading from the facility collection substation to the point of interconnection with the electric transmission system owned and operated by Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The design includes one 2.8-mile, 34.5-kV transmission line connecting the facility substation to the solar facility’s 34.5-kV switchgear and one 8.3-mile, 34.5-kV transmission line connecting the facility substation to the wind facility’s 34.5-kV switchgear. The solar facility will include three 34.5-kV feeder circuits, and the wind facility will include two 34.5-kV feeder circuits.

Red Horse 2 is committed to sell the full output of the facility under a 20-year power purchase agreement with TEP. Red Horse 2 will own and operate the facility and sell all of its output exclusively at wholesale. The facility is scheduled to begin generating test energy on or around April 19.

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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