Ringer Hill Wind LLC on Feb. 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator based on its ownership and operation of a 39.9-MW (nameplate) wind facility and certain related generation interconnection facilities to be located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Ringer Hill is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of NJR Clean Energy Ventures II Corp., which is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of NJR Clean Energy Ventures Corp., which is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corp., a publicly-traded Fortune 1000 company.
The Ringer Hill facility is expected to commence commercial operations in late 2016. The facility will be comprised of 14 wind turbine generators and associated facilities that will allow it to interconnect to the transmission system owned by Pennsylvania Electric and operated by PJM Interconnection. Ringer Hill will sell the electric energy and capacity from the facility exclusively at wholesale.
NJR Clean Energy Ventures on Feb. 2 announced its fourth onshore wind project, which will be the Ringer Hill Wind Farm. It will invest about $84 million to construct, own and operate the wind farm consisting of 14 General Electric turbines with a total capacity of 39.9 MW.
Incidentally, New Jersey Resources Corp. on Feb. 5 filed a notice of material change with FERC in advance of two new subsidiaries that will be public-utility companies. One of them is Ringer Hill Wind. The other is Bernards Solar LLC, which has its principal place of business in Wall, New Jersey. Bernards Solar plans to begin generating electric energy for sale in September 2016 from an approximately 2.9-MW solar facility it owns and is constructing in Bernardsville, New Jersey. This will be a Qualifying Facility.