230-MW Electra Wind project in Texas due in operation in October

Electra Wind LLC, which is building a 230-MW project in Texas, on April 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Electra Windis indirectly wholly controlled by SEIF-II U.S. Partnership Holdings LP, which is a private equity fund focusing on energy infrastructure investments, including acquiring and holding interests in power generation and transmission projects.

The project company is developing and will own and operate an approximately 230-MW wind project located in Wilbarger County, Texas. The project is under construction and is expected to generate test power in October 2016 and reach commercial operation by Oct. 31.

The wind farm is comprised of 100 General Electric 2.3 MW-116 wind turbines. It will interconnect to the 345-kV bus at the Electric Transmission Texas LLC Riley Switching Station approximately two miles south of Oklaunion, Texas, which is part of the transmission system operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. The project output will flow over an approximately 2.5-mile, 345 kV transmission line owned by Electra Wind, which will connect from the ETT Riley Switching Station to a 345-kV substation at the project location.

A project contact is: Jeffrey Delgado, Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, 5 Greenwich Office Park-2nd floor, Greenwich, CT 06831, (203) 422-7700 (phone), legalnotice@starwood.com.

Also on April 8, Starwood Energy Group Global, on behalf of itself and its subsidiary holding companies, notified FERC of a change in the facts previously reported to the commission related to two power projects:

  • Horse Creek Wind LLC, an affiliate of Starwood, is developing and will own and operate an approximately 230-MW wind project in Haskell and Knox counties, Texas. The Horse Creek Project is under construction and expected to generate test power in September 2016 and reach commercial operation by Sept. 30.
  • Electra Wind LLC, also an affiliate of Starwood, is developing and will own and operate an approximately 230 MW wind project located in Wilbarger County, Texas. The Electra Project is under construction and is expected to generate test power in October 2016 and reach commercial operation by Oct. 31.

At the time the Horse Creek Project and Electra Project start generating test power, Horse Creek and Electra will each became a “public-utility company” within the meaning of the commission’s regulations. Accordingly, Starwood provided this advance notice to the commission regarding this change in facts.

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