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.