Gunsight Mountain Wind, seven years later, still pursuing 200-MW Texas project

Gunsight Mountain Wind Energy LLC, which first filed in 2008 for exempt wholesale generator status for a wind project in Texas, on Sept. 29 told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the project was never built but that it still plans to pursue it.

Said the company in the Sept. 29 filing: “This notice is being filed to notify the Commission that the potential electric generation operations of the approximately 200 MW wind generation facility described in the Gunsight Self-Certification that Gunsight plans to construct, own and operate is now estimated to commence in the future, rather than in 2008 as described in the Gunsight Self-Certification (i.e. as indicated in the Gunsight EWG Notice, the facility will be developed in stages with the first stage being approximately 120 MW and a possible subsequent expansion of approximately (instead of up to) 80 MW). Other than the change in facts referenced above, all of the facts and representations contained in the Gunsight Self-Certification remain true and accurate.”

In its April 2008 EWG notice, Gunsight said it was an indirect subsidiary of Invenergy Investment Co. LLC, which is in the business of developing or acquiring, through subsidiaries, electric generation facilities. The Sept. 29 filing was from a law firm and doesn’t specifically indicate if there was any change in project ownership.

Gunsight said in the 2008 filing that it was developing and will construct, own and operate an up to approximately 200 MW wind facility that will be located in Howard County, Texas. It said approximately 120 MW will be developed first and the the operations were estimated to begin in 2008. At a later time, Gunsight said it may choose to develop up to an additional 80 MW.

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