NextEra’s Kingman wind projects in Kansas due for operation later this year

Two affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources LLC with neighboring wind projects in Kansas applied July 25 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for market-based rate authority.

Kingman Wind Energy I LLC will control and operate a wind facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 103.3 MW located in Kingman County, Kansas, within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) BAA. Applicant has submitted a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator to the commission. The facility may start producing test energy as early as October or November 2016.

This 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.

Kingman Wind Energy II LLC will control and operate a wind generating facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 103.3 MW located in Kingman County, Kansas, within the SPP BAA. Applicant has submitted a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator to the commission. The facility may start producing test energy as early as October or November 2016.

This applicant has also entered into a long-term 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.

The applicants are part of NextEra Energy Resources, which is a unit of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

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