Golden Hills files shared facilities deal for two California wind projects

Golden Hills Interconnection LLC on Dec. 9 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Shared Facilities Agreement between it, Golden Hills Wind LLC and Golden Hills North Wind LLC.

Golden Hills Interconnection is a direct subsidiary of Golden Hills, which holds a 67.6% ownership interest, and Golden Hills North, which holds a 32.4% ownership interest. Golden Hills is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Bayhawk Wind LLC, which is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC. Golden Hills North is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of ESI Energy. ESI Energy is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

  • Golden Hills is developing and will own and operate an 85.9-MW wind facility located in Alameda County, California.
  • Golden Hills North, in 2016, intends to develop, own and operate a 41.2-MW wind facility that will also be located in Alameda County in the same general location as the Golden Hills Project.

Golden Hill Interconnection will own and provide services to Golden Hills and Golden Hills North over certain transmission-related facilities that will transmit power from the Midway Substation, owned by Golden Hills Interconnection, to the 115-kV high side switch at Pacific Gas and Electric‘s Tesla Substation.

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