200-MW Colbeck’s Corner wind project in Texas due in operation by July 1

Colbeck’s Corner LLC, which is developing a 200.48-MW (nameplate) wind project, told the Public Utility Commission of Texas in a Feb. 9 registration statement that all of the turbines at its wind farm near Groom, Texas, are due for commercial operation between March 1 and July 1 of this year.

These are General Electric 1.79-MW wind turbines. The Feb. 9 filing was a form certifying the company as a renewable energy generator. The form said the project company’s parent is EC&R INVESTCO MGMT LLC.

Colbeck’s Corner LLC last September filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator. Colbeck’s Corner (f/k/a and now d/b/a Grandview Wind Farm II LLC) is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of E.ON Climate Renewables North America LLC (ECRNA), which is in the business of developing or acquiring, through subsidiaries, electric generation facilities in the United States. ECRNA is wholly-owned by E.ON US Corp.

Colbeck’s Corner will own the electric interconnection facilities that consist of generator leads, step-up transformers, substations and/or other related equipment to the point of interconnection. The facility will be interconnected with the transmission system owned by Sharyland Utilities LP located within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region. Colbeck’s Corner will sell electric energy and capacity produced from the facility exclusively at wholesale.

Colbeck’s Corner has entered into a co-tenancy agreement with Grandview Wind Farm LLC, EC&R Development LLC (called the “Phase III Generator”) and EC&R O&M LLC (called the “Co-Tenancy Manager”). These companies are also subsidiaries of ECRNA. Grandview Wind Farm has an approximate 211.22 MW wind farm located in Carson County that is connected to Sharyland’s grid. Phase III Generator is projected to be a 187.5 MW wind farm located in Carson and Gray counties. Phase III Generator is anticipated to achieve commercial operation in 2016.

A company contact is: Jim Klempir, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America LLC, 353 N. Clark Street, 30th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 245-3010, james.klempir@eon.com.

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