Nearly-completed, 225-MW Great Western Wind project wins market authority

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 15 accepted an application for market-based rate authority from Great Western Wind Energy LLC, an affiliate of EDF Renewable Energy

Said the FERC approval letter: “You state that Great Western Wind will own and operate a 225 megawatt (MW) generation facility located in Ellis and Woodard Counties, Oklahoma, within the SPP market. You add that Great Western Wind is wholly owned by EDF Renewable Energy, Inc., and is affiliated with several entities that own generation facilities in the SPP market.” 

This facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Southwestern Public Service and operated by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).

All the electric energy and capacity from the facility will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement with an initial term of 15 years. Great Western had also filed a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator. The project is due to be in-service in October of this year.

EDF-RE is a holding company that is wholly-owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., a French société anonyme, a company organized under the laws of France, which in turn is wholly-owned by Électricité de France S.A.

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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.