FERC accepts market authority for 207 MW of NextEra wind projects in Kansas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 8 accepted July 25 market-based rate applications from Kingman Wind Energy I LLC and Kingman Wind Energy II LLC for two companion wind projects.

Said the FERC letter: “You state that Kingman Sellers will own and operate two wind-powered electric generation facilities each totaling 103 megawatts (MW), and located in Kingman County, Kansas within the SPP market. You add that the output of both facilities will be fully committed to a non-affiliate under long-term power purchase agreements. You further state that Kingman Sellers are indirectly wholly owned by NextEra Energy, Inc. and are affiliated with several entities that own generation facilities in the SPP market.”

  • Kingman Wind Energy I will control and operate a wind facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 103.3 MW located in Kingman County within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) BAA. The facility may start producing test energy as early as October or November 2016. It 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 will control and operate a wind facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 103.3 MW located in Kingman County within the SPP BAA. 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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