EDP affiliates file exempt generator notices for Kansas, Oklahoma wind projects

Two affiliates of EDP Renewables North America LLC with in-construction wind projects filed on March 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notices of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators.

Waverly Wind Farm LLC is constructing and will own and operate an approximately 200-MW (nameplate rating) wind facility located in Coffey County, Kansas. The electricity produced by the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale to third parties. The facility will consist of ninety G-114 2.1-MW and five G-114 2.0 -MW wind turbines and other equipment necessary to interconnect it to the transmission grid. Commercial operation of the facility is expected to commence in December 2015. It will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Westar Energy and operated by the Southwest Power Pool.

Waverly Wind on March 18 also filed an application with FERC for market-based rate authority. In it the company said that the entire output of the facility will be sold to Kansas City Power & Light under a long-term power purchase agreement. 

Arbuckle Mountain Wind Farm LLC is constructing and will own and operate an approximately 100-MW (nameplate rating) wind facility located in Murray and Carter counties, Oklahoma. The electricity produced by the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale to third parties. It will consist of fifty V110 2.0-MW wind turbines and other equipment necessary to interconnect it to the transmission grid. Commercial operation of the facility is expected to commence in November 2015. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Oklahoma Gas and Electric and operated by Southwest Power Pool.

Arbuckle said in its March 18 market-based rate application that the entire output of its facility will be sold to the City of Lincoln, Nebraska (d/b/a Lincoln Electric System) under a long-term power purchase agreement. 

A project contact in both cases is: Leslie A. Freiman, General Counsel, EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis Street, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002, Tel (713) 265-0350, leslie.freiman@edpr.com. 

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