74-MW Little Elk Wind project in Oklahoma due for startup this fall

Little Elk Wind Project LLC applied Sept. 4 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to sell electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates out of its 74-MW wind project in Oklahoma.

The company owns a wind project with a nameplate rating of 74 MW currently under development and located in Kiowa and Washita counties, Oklahoma. The project is interconnected with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) balancing authority area.

Little Elk Wind expects the Project to begin testing in Fall 2015 and to enter commercial operation in December 2015. It has filed with the commission a notice of its status as an exempt wholesale generator. Applicant is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement with People’s Electric Cooperative.

The sole member of applicant is Little Elk Wind Holdings LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Kansas LLC. Enel Kansas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power International BV, a company organized under the laws of the Netherlands.

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