FERC okays market authority for 184-MW Kelly Creek Wind project in Illinois

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 28 approved a July 18 filing by Kelly Creek Wind LLC of a petition for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.

Kelly Creek, which is indirectly wholly-owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF-RE), is developing and will own and operate an approximately 184 MW (nameplate) wind facility and related generation interconnection facilities to be located in Ford and Kankakee counties, Illinois. Kelly Creek had also filed a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

The facility was expected to produce test power in late September 2016. It will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Commonwealth Edison and operated by PJM Interconnection. All the electric energy and capacity from the facility will be sold into the PJM market.

EDF-RE is a holding company that is wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., a company organized under the laws of France, which in turn is wholly owned by Électricité de France S.A., which is owned by the French government (84.49%), with a small percentage of shares held by the current and former employees and the remaining shares owned by the public.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.