Avangrid’s 208-MW Desert Wind project in North Carolina to energize in October 2016

Desert Wind Farm LLC, which is developing a wind farm in North Carolina, on  Aug. 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status.

Applicant is developing, owns, and expects to operate the up to 208-MW wind facility. Applicant also owns certain transmission facilities necessary to interconnect the wind facility to the to-be-constructed Swamp 230 kV substation, which is the facility’s point of interconnection with the transmission system operated by PJM Interconnection. The local electric transmission system is owned by Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.

The output of the wind facility is fully committed under a long-term power purchase agreement with Vadata Inc., expiring in 2029. Applicant has filed an application for market-based rate authorization with FERC. Desert Wind Farm expects to energize the facility in mid-October 2016, and to place it into commercial operation at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

A project contact isL Toan-Hao Nguyen, Avangrid Renewables LLC, 1125 NW Couch Street, Suite 700 Portland, OR 97209, Phone: (503) 241-3204, toan.nguyen@avangrid.com.

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