Southwest Power Pool works out revised interconnect deal for Buckeye Wind project

On May 20, the Southwest Power Pool filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with Buckeye Wind Energy LLC and transmission owner Midwest Energy that modifies and supersedes the GIA between the parties that the commission accepted in October 2013.

Buckeye Wind plans to construct a 200.5-MW facility, which would consist of 112 General Electric 1.79-MW wind turbines. Buckeye Wind recently requested modification of the constructions milestones in Appendix B and the configuration of the facility detailed in Appendix C of the original GIA. The revised GIA has a commercial operation target date of no later than Nov. 30 of this year.

The contact information in the revised GIA is: Buckeye Wind Energy LLC, Attn: General Counsel
, One South Wacker Drive, 
Suite 1800
, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 224-1400, jcondo@invenergyllc.com.

Invenergy Wind LLC announced May 15 that it has arranged debt and tax equity project financing for its 200-MW Buckeye Wind Energy Center, which currently is under construction in Ellis County, Kansas. Buckeye is located near the city of Hays, approximately 200 miles northwest of Wichita. The facility will consist of GE 1.79-MW wind turbines. Commercial operation is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year. A significant portion of the project output will be sold to Lincoln Electric System in Lincoln, Nebraska, under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement.

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