SunEdison registers 300-MW South Plains Wind Energy II project in Texas

The South Plains Wind Energy II LLC affiliate of SunEdison, which is developing a 300-MW project, filed on Feb. 1 with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a new power generator.

Said the filing about the company’s purpose: “South Plains Wind Energy II, LLC will provide electricity to the ERCOT wholesale electric market.” This 300-MW project is located at Lockney in Floyd County, Texas, and will interconnect with the Sharyland Utilities system.

A project contact listed in the filing is: Rob Robertson, Director of Electric Regulatory Compliance, c/o SunEdison, 179 Lincoln Street, Suite 500, Boston MA 02111, rrobertson@sunedison.com, Phone 617-960-9509, Fax 617-960-2889.

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) had announced in August 2015 that it had closed financing and begun construction on one of its largest wind farms to date, the 300-MW South Plains II wind farm in Floyd County. This project is expected to generate approximately 1,200 gigawatt-hours of energy each year. The project is being built by Mortenson Construction, one of the nation’s top wind farm builders, and the wind turbines are being supplied by Vestas. Construction is targeted for completion in 2016.

“The South Plains II wind power facility will have a positive economic impact for the people of Texas,” said Paul Gaynor, SunEdison’s executive vice president of Americas and EMEA, at the time. “This is expected to become one of SunEdison’s largest wind projects, creating about 300 construction jobs and ensuring that thousands of Texans have access to clean, cost-effective electricity.”

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