Southwest Power Pool revises interconnect for 89-MW Cottonwood Wind project

The Southwest Power Pool on Sept. 15 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a fourth version of a Generator Interconnection Agreement with Cottonwood Wind Project LLC and interconnecting transmission owner the Nebraska Public Power District.

The Fourth Revised Cottonwood GIA modifies and supersedes the GIA between the parties that the commission accepted on Dec. 17, 2014.

Cottonwood plans to construct an 89.48-MW wind facility, which will consist of 48 General Electric 1.715 MW wind turbines and four General Electric 1.79 MW wind turbines. Since the December 2014 FERC acceptance of the prior version, the parties agreed to update the Appendix B milestones related to the Nebraska Power Review Board approval for the facility.

The new GIA sets a commercial operation date for the project of Dec. 31, 2016.

The project’s Point of Interconnection is NPPD’s new Rosemont 115-kV substation, to be located on the Pauline-Guide Rock 115kV transmission line.

A project contact is: Daryl Hart, Project Developer, Cottonwood Wind Project LLC c/o NextEra Energy Resources, FEW/JB 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach, FL 33408, Phone: (561) 304-5415,

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