SunEdison’s Prairie Breeze Wind farm in Nebraska gets uprated

The Southwest Power Pool on April 27 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with Prairie Breeze Wind Energy LLC and interconnecting transmission owner Nebraska Public Power District covering an uprated wind project.

SPP requested that the commission also accept the cancellation of the original GIA for this project, which had been accepted by the commission in May 2013. 

Said SPP: “Pursuant to the Original Prairie Breeze GIA, Prairie Breeze constructed a 200.6 MW wind generating facility (“Original Facility”), which consists of 118 General Electric 1.7 MW wind turbines. Since the Original Prairie Breeze GIA, Prairie Breeze entered a new Interconnection Request to increase the capacity of the Original Facility. The Original Facility is to be uprated 10.62 MW by increasing the rating of the 118 General Electric 1.7 MW existing wind turbines to 1.79 MW for an incremental capacity increase of 10.62 MW in total, thereby increasing the combined output of the 118 turbines that constitute the wind energy generating facility to 211.22 MW (“Combined Facility”).” 

A project contact listed in the GIA is: Prairie Breeze Wind Energy LLC, Attn.: General Counsel, 7550 Wisconsin Avenue, 9th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: 703-786-7311, Email:

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