EDF’s Salt Fork Wind files EWG notice for 174-MW project in Texas

Salt Fork Wind 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 174-MW (nameplate) wind facility to be located in Gray and Donley counties, Texas.

The facility will consist of wind turbines and related facilities necessary to interconnect to the transmission system operated by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). All of the output of the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale.

Salt Fork is indirectly, wholly-owned by EDF Renewable Energy, which develops, builds, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout North America. EDF-RE is wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., which is organized under the laws of France, which in turn is wholly owned by Électricité de France S.A.

EDF Renewable Energy announced Jan. 25 that it had signed an agreement to supply Salesforce with 24 MW of wind energy from its Salt Fork Wind Project in Texas. The Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) advances Salesforce’s commitment to power 100% of its global operations with renewable energy.

The project is located in the Texas Panhandle in Donley and Gray counties, east of Amarillo. The company said it has commenced construction of its total 174 MW of capacity and the project is expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of 2016. Salt Fork will be comprised of 87 Vestas V100 (unit capacity of 2.0 MW) wind turbines.

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