Invenergy registers 276-MW Bethel Wind Farm project in Texas

Bethel Wind Farm LLC, which is developing a 276-MW wind farm, filed on May 4 with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a registration as a power generation company.

It said it is a subsidiary of Invenergy Wind Development LLC. The facilitiy will be in Castro County, Texas, and interconnect with the Southwest Power Pool region.

Bethel Wind Farm LLC on Jan. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator and an application for market-based rate authority. Bethel said it will sell electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services from the Bethel Project exclusively at wholesale. It said that the Bethel Project is estimated to possibly begin generating test power in the second quarter of 2016.

Through interconnection facilities in which Bethel will own interests, the Bethel Project will be interconnected with the transmission system owned by Southwestern Public Service Co.

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