Southwest Power Pool works out interconnect for 201-MW Sunwind Energy project

The Southwest Power Pool filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 17 an unexecuted Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with Sunwind Energy Group LLLP and transmission owner Westar Energy for a wind project in Kansas.

Sunwind plans to construct a facility that will consist of 118 General Electric 1.7-MW wind turbine generators, for a total generating capability of 200.6 MW. The Sunwind GIA facilitates the interconnection of the facility to Westar’s transmission system. The project’s Point of interconnection will be at Westar’s new 345-kV substation that will tap the Wichita–Emporia Energy Center 345-kV line.

The wind project’s targeted commercial operation date is Dec. 1, 2016.

Developer contact information is: Sunwind Energy Group LLLP 2831 St. Rose Parkway, Ste. 402, Henderson, NV 89052.

Said the company website: “Sunwind Energy Development, LLLP was founded for the purpose of developing renewable energy generation in the Western United States with continued growth throughout the country. SWED believes strongly that clean, green, renewable generation needs to be a valuable component of the region’s energy resource mix.”

The website says that Joe H. Craft, company President and Chief Financial Officer, has over 27 years working in the financial services and accounting industry.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.