72-MW Marshall Wind project in Kansas due for commercial operation in Q2 2016

Marshall Wind Energy LLC, which is developing a 72-MW project in Kansas, on Oct. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Marshall is constructing its 72-MW wind project on an approximately 7,300-acre site located near Beattie in Marshall County, Kansas. Marshall has entered into a Generator Interconnection Agreement with the Southwest Power Pool and Westar Energy governing the interconnection of the Marshall Facility to the transmission system owned by Westar and under the operational control of SPP.

Marshall said it recently started construction of the facility, and expects it to begin trial operation in the first quarter of 2016, with commercial operation currently scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

Marshall has entered into 20-year long term firm power purchase agreements (PPAs) totaling 65 MW with: the Kansas Power Pool (25 MW); City of Independence, Missouri (20 MW); and the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (20 MW). In addition, Marshall is currently negotiating the long term firm sale of the remaining 7 MW to another, unidentified off-taker.

Marshall is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of BHE Wind LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHE Renewables LLC, which in turn is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. (BHE). Through its subsidiaries, BHE generates, transmits, distributes, and supplies energy in the United States and abroad.

A company contact is: Robert D. Garman, Assistant General Counsel, BHE Renewables LLC, 666 Grand Avenue, Suite 500, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, (515) 281-2354, rgarman@BHErenewables.com.

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