Red Horse Wind 2 in Arizona to share interconnection with 30-MW solar project

Red Horse Wind 2 LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 17 a Shared Facilities Agreement among it, Red Horse III LLC and DESRI Administrative Services LLC, and asked that the commission accept the agreement effective April 4.

Red Horse 2 owns and operates an approximately 85 MW (nameplate) combined wind and solar facility located in Cochise County, Arizona. The Red Horse 2 Facility interconnects to the transmission system owned and operated by Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEPC) located within the TEPC balancing authority area. The output of the Red Horse 2 Facility is fully committed under a 20-year power purchase agreement with TEPC.

Red Horse III is developing and will own and operate an approximately 30 MW (nameplate) solar facility located in Cochise County,adjacent to the Red Horse 2 Facility. The Red Horse 3 Facility will interconnect to the transmission system owned and operated by TEPC. The output of the Red Horse 3 Facility is fully committed under a 25-year power purchase agreement with TEPC. Red Horse III expects to place the Red Horse 3 Facility into commercial operation during the second quarter of 2016.

The Red Horse 2 Facility interconnects to the TEPC transmission system via certain facilities that Red Horse 2 owns, including an approximately 150-foot, 345-kV overhead tie-line that connects the Red Horse 2 Facility substation to TEPC’s Winchester substation. Under this agreement, Red Horse III would share those facilities.

A project contact is: Nathan Thomas, Chief Compliance Officer, The D. E. Shaw Group, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10036, Tel: (212) 478-0000, regulatory@deshaw.com.

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