Waverly Wind’s 199-MW project in Kansas due for operation in Q1 2016

Waverly Wind Farm LLC on Sept. 17 filed with the Kansas State Corporation Commission a notice of its decision to opt out of public utility regulation.

Waverly said it has initiated construction for a wind energy project on an approximate 24,000-acre site located near the city of Waverly in Coffey County. All project facilities, including turbines and transmission facilities, will be constructed on privately-owned land pursuant to long-term lease and/or rights-of-way agreements with the respective landowners. Waverly will interconnect to Westar Energy‘s new 345-KV ring bus substation on the Wolf Creek-to-LaCygne 345-kV line, near Waverly, Kansas.

Under a Power Purchase Agreement, commercial operation of the project is currently planned no later than the first quarter of 2016, subject to force majeure and other circumstances. The project will have an installed nameplate capacity of approximately 199 MW. Waverly secured a Purchase Power Agreement with Kansas City Power & Light dated November 2013 for the sale of substantially all of the output of the project. Waverly does not intend to sell any power at retail.

Two affiliates of EDP Renewables North America LLC with in-construction wind projects filed on March 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notices of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators.

Waverly Wind Farm, an affiliate of EDP Renewables North America LLC, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in March for exempt wholesale generator status. It said the facility will consist of ninety G-114 2.1-MW and five G-114 2.0 -MW wind turbines and other equipment necessary to interconnect it to the transmission grid. Waverly Wind on March 18 also filed an application with FERC for market-based rate authority.

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