Invenergy registers Gunsight wind project in Texas as renewable energy generator

Gunsight Mountain Wind Energy LLC, in a certification as a renewable energy producer filed on Feb. 17 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, said its 119.93 MW wind project is due for commercial operation on June 1 of this year.

The project, located in Howard County, is made up of 67 General Electric 1.79-MW turbines, said the certification statement. The contact information in the filing is for Invenergy LLC.

Invenergy LLC had announced on Feb. 9 that it has signed a 120-MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with manufacturer 3M Co. to provide renewable energy to help support its operations across North America. The agreement with 3M includes the sale of wind energy from the Gunsight Wind Energy Center located in Texas. Energy from the 120-MW project will be delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.

Invenergy Wind LLC on Jan. 8 announced that it had arranged debt and tax equity project financing for the Gunsight Wind Energy Center, which currently is under construction in Howard County. Cooperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., “Rabobank Nederland,” New York Branch acted as the Sole Lead Arranger, Administrative Agent, and Lender for the construction financing. Invenergy’s Gunsight facility will have the capacity to generate approximately 120 MW from 67 General Electric 1.79-MW wind turbines when commercial operation commences in June 2016, said the company.

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