FERC accepts market authority for 80-MW Pioneer Wind Park I project

Pioneer Wind Park I LLC won an Oct. 25 approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its Sept. 2 application for acceptance of its market-based rate schedule under which it will sell electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

The company is developing a wind facility with a nameplate capacity of 80 MW located in Converse County, Wyoming. The Pioneer Wind Project is located within the PacifiCorp East (PACE) balancing authority area in the Northwest region. Applicant also filed a notice with the commission of its status as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) and has filed a notice of the project’s status as a qualifying small power production facility (QF).

The Pioneer Wind Project is expected to begin generating test power during October 2016 and to reach commercial operation in November or December 2016. Applicant is committed to sell the entire output from the Pioneer Wind Project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp.

Pioneer Wind Park I is part of Sustainable Power Group LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of FTP Power LLC.

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