FERC accepts market authority for 36-MW Invenergy wind project in Nebraska

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 10 accepted a July 15 application from Prairie Breeze Wind Energy III LLC for authorization to make market-based wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services pursuant to the market-based rate tariff out of a wind farm in Nebraska.

“You state that Prairie Breeze III plans to construct, own, and operate a 35.8 megawatt wind-powered generation project located in Antelope and Boone Counties, Nebraska in the [Southwest Power Pool] market,” FERC noted. “You add that Prairie Breeze III is wholly owned by Invenergy Wind LLC, and is affiliated with entities that own generation facilities throughout the United States.”

The project is estimated to possibly begin generating test power in the fourth quarter of 2015. Concurrently with the filing of the market rate application, Prairie Breeze III also filed with the commission on JUly 15 a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

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