NextEra files EWG notices for 103 MW and 100 MW wind projects in Kansas

Two affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources Kingman Wind Energy I LLC and Kingman Wind Energy II LLC – on June 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notices of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators.

NextEra Energy Resources is part of Florida-based NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

  • Kingman Wind Energy I will own and operate a wind facility with 103.3 MW aggregate nameplate capacity located in Kingman County, Kansas. The facility will operate within the Southwest Power Pool balancing authority area and interconnect with Westar Energy. Applicant may engage in wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates sales in the region.
  • Kingman Wind Energy II will own and operate a wind facility with 100.3 MW aggregate nameplate capacity located in Kingman County, Kansas. The facility will operate within the Southwest Power Pool balancing authority area and interconnect with Westar Energy. Applicant may engage in wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates sales in the region.

Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) announced in December 2015 that it had reached an agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources to purchase another 200 MW of Kansas wind energy. Westar Energy said at the time that it will purchase energy generated at the Kingman Wind Energy Center in Kingman County, which will be in service by early 2017. As part of the transaction, Westar will have the option to purchase one-half of the facility before substantial completion.

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