Route 66 Wind files EWG notice for 150-MW project due in operation in August

Route 66 Wind Power LLC, which is developing a 150-MW wind project in Texas, on June 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Route 66 is constructing and will own and operate an approximately 150-MW (nameplate rating) facility located in Carson and Armstrong counties, Texas. Applicant will be engaged directly and exclusively in the business of owning and operating the facility and selling electric energy at wholesale.

The facility will consist of 75 Vestas wind turbines and interconnection equipment necessary to connect it to the transmission grid. The facility is expected to achieve commercial operation in August 2015. It will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Sharyland Utilities LP and operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Route 66 Wind Power, an affiliate of SunEdison, on May 4 filed an amended registration statement as a power generation company with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Said the filing about the reason for the amendment: “Contact previously referenced in Section B.2. no longer with the company. First Wind Holdings was acquired by SunEdison, Inc. and sold all interest in the facility to Corridor Energy LLC.”

First Wind had announced in February 2014 that it had obtained $206 million in financing for its 150-MW Route 66 Wind project in Armstrong and Carson counties, Texas.

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