Exelon files EWG notice for 30-MW Fair Wind project in Maryland

Fair Wind Power Partners LLC, which is developing a 30-MW project in Maryland, on Oct. 12 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

The company will own and operate an approximately 30 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Garrett County, Maryland. The facility will be interconnected via wind power collection systems to the existing Kelso Gap 138-kV interconnection substation owned by Potomac Edison within the PJM Interconnection system. The applicant will be engaged directly and exclusively in the business of owning and operating the facility and selling electric energy at wholesale, except to the extent that it may engage in certain activities incidental to the sale of electricity, including the sale of ancillary services, and the purchase and sale of congestion revenue rights needed for the facility’s power sales operations.

A project contact is: Vincenzo Franco, Assistant General Counsel-Wholesale Trading Compliance, Exelon Corp., 111 Market Place, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 470-2593, vincenzo.franco@exeloncorp.com.

FERC on Sept. 8 had accepted a July 28 application from Fair Wind Power Partners for a market-based rate tariff and the granting of certain blanket approvals. The July 28 application said that sale of test power from the facility could begin in October 2015 and that commercial operation would likely occur in November 2015.

The project company is controlled by Exelon Wind LLC, which is part of Exelon Generation Co. LLC, which is a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC).

PJM on April 9 filed with FERC an executed interconnection construction service agreement among PJM, Fair Wind Power Partners and Potomac Edison. That filing said the project would consist of twelve 2.5-MW Clipper wind turbine generators.

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