Spinning Spur Wind Three files generator registration with Texas commission

The Spinning Spur Wind Three LLC affiliate of EDF Renewable Energy on June 2 filed a power generator registration with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for its 194-MW project.

The project is located at Adrian in Oldham County, and would interconnect with Sharyland Utilities LP in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region.

A project contact listed in the filing is: Dwynne Igau, Asset Manager, 13740 N Research Blvd STE F3, Austin State: TX 78750, dwynne.igau@edf-re.com, Phone: 512-506-9255, Fax: 512-506-9422.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2014 granted a break to affiliates of EDF Renewable Energy related to the interconnection facilities for their Texas wind projects, including this one. FERC granted a petition for a declaratory order filed by Spinning Spur Wind Two LLC and Spinning Spur Wind Three LLC that disclaims jurisdiction over them as “public utilities” under Part II of the Federal Power Act (FPA) by virtue of their joint ownership of poles and other non-electrical facilities that are used for petitioners’ non-jurisdictional generator tie line and a commission-jurisdictional generator tie line owned and operated by an affiliate.

Petitioners and their affiliate, Spinning Spur Wind LLC, are all indirectly owned by EDF Renewable Energy and have developed or are developing wind facilities in the panhandle of Texas in Oldham and Potter counties.

  • Spinning Spur owns and operates a 161-MW wind facility that is connected to the transmission grid operated by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). All of the output of the Spinning Spur project is sold to Southwestern Public Service under a long-term agreement.
  • Spinning Spur Two owns and operates a 161-MW wind facility within the SPP region located adjacent to, and to the west of, the Spinning Spur project. This facility is connected exclusively to ERCOT transmission grid by way of an interconnection with a Sharyland Utilitiestransmission line under an ERCOT standard interconnection agreement.
  • Spinning Spur Three is developing a 194-MW wind facility adjacent to, and to the west of, Spinning Spur Two that will be interconnected only to the ERCOT grid under an ERCOT standard interconnection agreement. Spinning Spur Three is to be completed in 2015.

Spinning Spur Wind Three in November 2014 filed with FERC a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator. It said its facility will consist of 97 Vestas V100, 2.0 wind turbine generators. All of the output of the facility will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements to the City of Garland, Texas (26% of the output) and the City of Georgetown, Texas (74% of the output).

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