Invenergy’s Wake Wind Energy registers Texas project with state commission

The Wake Wind Energy LLC affiliate of Invenergy LLC, which is developing a 257.25-MW project, on Jan. 15 filed a power generator registration with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

The filing said the project will interconnect into the Wind Energy Transmission Texas LLC-owned and ERCOT-operated system at a site near Floydada in Dickens County.

In other recent news for this project:

  • Wake Wind Energy in September 2015 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator. It said its project is estimated to begin test power operations in the future, with no specific time period given.
  • Invenergy said in November 2015 that it has signed a long-term contract with Owens Corning to provide 125 MW out of the Wake Wind Energy project.
  • Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a data center company, in November 2015 announced that it has signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs), including one with Invenergy for the Wake Wind Energy project. This agreement will provide 100 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 457,000 MWhs of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Texas and delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas regional electricity grid.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.