FERC okays market authority for 104-MW Sunflower Wind project in North Dakota

Sunflower Wind Project LLC won an Oct. 26 approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of a Market-Based Rate Tariff for its 104-MW (nameplate) wind facility in Stark and Morton counties, North Dakota.

It was anticipated at the time of the Sept. 8 application that the facility would be ready to commence production of test power in October 2016 and would achieve commercial operation by the end of 2016.

The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by the Western Area Power Administration, Upper Great Plains East (WAUE), and operated by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The entire output is fully committed under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for firm sales of energy and capacity. The PPA is with Basin Electric Power Cooperative for 100% of the output of the facility for a 25-year term.

The company is part of Sunflower Renewables LLC, which is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Sunflower Renewable Holdings 2 LLC, which in turn is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Novatus Project Holdings I LLC, a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Novatus Energy LLC

A project contact is: Steve Doyon, Novatus Management LLC, 767 Third Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Tel: (631) 552-5901, sdoyon@novatusenergy.com.

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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.