Evergreen Wind Power II seeks market authority for its 148-MW Maine project

Evergreen Wind Power II LLC applied May 5 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for several things, including authorization to make wholesale sales of energy, capacity and ancillary services at market-based rates under a market-based rate tariff.

Evergreen II is constructing and will own and operate a 147.6-MW (nameplate) wind facility to be located in Oakfield, Maine. The Oakfield Facility will consist of 48 wind turbine generators and associated interconnection facilities. Evergreen II’s affiliate, Maine GenLead LLC, is developing and will own and operate a 59-mile, 115-kV generator interconnection line that will connect the Oakfield Facility to the Keene Road Substation, which is owned by Emera Maine and is under the operational control of ISO New England.

Evergreen II noted that it has entered into long-term power purchase agreements to sell the entire output of the Oakfield Facility (once operational) to Western Massachusetts Electric Co., NSTAR Electric Co., National Grid and UNITIL.

Ownership of Evergreen II is comprised of two membership classes, Class A and Class B. Firstar Development LLC currently owns 100% of the passive, non-controlling Class A membership interests in Evergreen II. Oakfield Wind LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SunEdison, owns 100% of the Class B membership interests in Evergreen II. As the Class B Member, Oakfield Wind is the Managing Member of Evergreen II.

Evergreen II is affiliated with entities that own, operate or control generation capacity or transmission facilities in ISO-NE. That includes Blue Sky West LLC, which is constructing and will own and operate a 185-MW (nameplate) wind facility that is located in Somerset and Piscataquis counties in Maine and is interconnected with the transmission system of Central Maine Power in the ISO-NE balancing authority area. Blue Sky West has requested authorization to sell electric energy, capacity and ancillary services at wholesale at market-based rates. Blue Sky West has entered into long-term power purchase agreements to sell the entire output of its facility (once operational) with Western Massachusetts Electric, NSTAR Electric, National Grid and UNITIL.

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