101-MW Paulding III wind project in Ohio due for operation in November

Paulding Wind Farm III LLC, which is building a 100.8-MW wind farm in Ohio, on May 13 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

The company is constructing and will own and operate an approximately 100.8 MW (nameplate rating) wind facility located in Paulding County, Ohio. It is anticipated that the facility will achieve commercial operation in November 2016. The electricity produced by the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale to third parties.

Applicant will share certain common facilities necessary for the operation of the facility, including interconnection facilities, with Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC (Paulding IV), an affiliate of applicant that will also be an EWG. Applicant and Paulding IV will each own undivided pro rata interests of the shared interconnection facilities in proportion to the capacity of their projects. Additionally, applicant will lease a portion of an operation and maintenance facility (O&M Facility) owned by its affiliate, Paulding Wind Farm II LLC. The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by AEP Ohio Transmission Co. and operated by PJM Interconnection.

A project contact is: Leslie A. Freiman, Esq. General Counsel, EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis Street, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002, Telephone (713) 265-0350, leslie.freiman@edpr.com.

Incidentally, Paulding Wind Farm II on May 13 separately informed the FERC of a non-material change in facts. Paulding II owns and operates a 99 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Paulding County, Ohio. Paulding II notified the commission that it intends to enter into a new lease arrangement with its affiliate, Paulding Wind Farm III, pursuant to which Paulding II will lease a portion of its O&M Facility to Paulding III.

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