Quantum affiliate seeks market authority for 40-MW wind project in Maine

Passadumkeag Windpark LLC, which is building a 40-MW wind farm in Maine, on Aug. 14 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval of its market-based authority.

The project is located about 30 miles northeast of Bangor, Maine, within the ISO New England region. It is expected to begin test operations as early as October and commercial operations in December of this year. The company said it has a 15-year power purchase agreement, dating back to December 2010, with Western Massachusetts Electric Co. for almost all of the capacity of the project. What’s left, about 3.8% of the installed capacity, can be sold in the open market.

The wind farm will feature thirteen V112 wind turbines, and will interconnect with the Bangor Hydro Electric system. The project company is affiliated with Quantum Utility Generation LLC out of Houston, Texas.

The company in January of this year filed with FERC for exempt wholesale generator status for this same project.

A project contact is: W. Lance Schuler, General Counsel, Quantum Utility Generation LLC, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1800, Houston, TX 77010, Phone: (713) 485-8640, Fax: (713) 485-8641, lschuler@quantumug.com.

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