The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 17 accepted an Aug. 29 filing by Oliver Wind III LLC for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.
Oliver Wind III will own, control and operate a wind facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 99.3 MW located in Oliver County, North Dakota, within the Midcontinent ISO BAA. It is party to a generator interconnection agreement with MISO and Minnkota Power Cooperative.
This project’s capacity is fully committed on a firm basis through a 35-year contract with Minnkota Power Cooperative for an initial term ending in 2051. The facility is expected to start producing test energy in November or December 2016.
Applicant is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC, which is part of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is under NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).