Ninnescah Wind Energy LLC on July 19 asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.
Ninnescah Wind will control and operate a wind generating facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 208.3 MW located in Pratt County, Kansas, within the Southwest Power Pool balancing authority area. The facility may start producing test energy as early as October 2016.
Applicant has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Westar Energy for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including the test energy. The PPA has a twenty-year term from the time of commercial operations under the PPA, which are expected to begin in December 2016.
Ninnescah Wind is part of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is a unit of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).