NextEra’s Osborn Wind seeks EWG status for Missouri project

Osborn Wind Energy LLC, a NextEra Energy Resources company witha 200.9-MW project in Missouri, on April 8 filed a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

Applicant is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC, which in turn is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, which is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

Osborn Wind will own and operate a wind facility with approximately 200.9 MW aggregate nameplate capacity located in DeKalb County, Missouri. The facility will operate within the Southwest Power Pool balancing authority area and interconnect with Transource Missouri LLC.

Notable is that Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) on April 7 announced plans to purchase an additional 500 MW of power from two new wind facilities in its service region. They are:

  • Osborn is a 200-MW wind farm that is being constructed by NextEra Energy Resources in DeKalb County just east of St. Joseph, Mo. Osborn is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of 2016.
  • Rock Creek is a 300-MW wind farm that is being constructed by Tradewind Energy in Atchison County, near Tarkio, Mo. Rock Creek is expected to reach commercial operation by September 2017.
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