Great Western Wind Energy LLC on June 7 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator based on its ownership and operation of a 225-MW (nameplate) wind facility to be located in Ellis and Woodard counties, Oklahoma.
Its wind facility will consist of wind-powered turbines along with facilities necessary to interconnect to the transmission system operated by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). All of the output of the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale.
Great Western is indirectly, wholly owned by EDF Renewable Energy. EDF-RE develops, builds, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout North America. EDF-RE is wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., a company organized under the laws of France, which in turn is wholly owned by Électricité de France S.A., which is owned by the French government (84.49%), with a small percentage of shares held by the employees (about 1.80%) and the remaining shares owned by the public.