Deerfield Wind Energy LLC on Sept. 26 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accept for filing its Market-Based Rate Tariff and grant it blanket authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.
Deerfield intends to construct, own and operate a 149-MW wind facility to be located in Huron County, Michigan. It will be located in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) region. Deerfield filed a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status with FERC on Sept. 22. Deerfield expects to begin generating test power as early as mid-October 2016.
The facility is the subject of a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with MISO and International Transmission d/b/a ITCTransmission. Deerfield has executed a Power Purchase Agreement with Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative for the entire capacity of the facility.
The company is controlled 50-50 by Deerfield Holdings 1 LLC (DH1) and Algonquin Power (Deerfield Holdings) Inc. (APDH). DH1 is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas). APDH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power Fund (America) Inc. (APFA), which in turn is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Algonquin Power Co. (APCO), a trust formed under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. APCO’s ultimate parent is Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC), a diversified electric power generation and utility infrastructure company with a principal place of business in Oakville, Ontario. APUC is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
APUC owns generation capacity in the PJM Interconnection BAA, next door to MISO, including Great Bay Solar I LLC, which intends to construct, own, and operate an approximately 75-MW solar facility located in Maryland.