FERC accepts grid deal for 600 MW of Cimarron Bend wind projects in Kansas

FERC on Nov. 30 accepted the Oct. 5 filing by Cimarron Bend Assets LLC of a Shared Facilities Agreement with Cimarron Bend Wind Project I LLC (CB1), Cimarron Bend Wind Project II LLC (CB2), Cimarron Bend Wind Project III LLC (CB3) and Enel Kansas LLC.

CB1 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cimarron Bend Wind Holdings I LLC. CB2 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Kansas. Enel Kansas is also the direct owner of Cimarron Bend Wind Holdings LLC, which is in turn the direct owner of Cimarron Bend Assets. CB3 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Kansas. Accordingly, these companies are affiliates, to the extent that they are each either directly or indirectly owned by a single upstream owner, Enel Kansas.

  • CB1 is developing a wind project with a nameplate capacity rating of 200 MW located in Clark County, Kansas. The Oct. 5 application said that CB1 anticipates that its project will be in commercial operation by January 2017.
  • CB2 is developing a wind project with a nameplate capacity of 200 MW also located in Clark County, Kansas, and adjacent to the CB1 Project. CB2 anticipates that the project will be placed in commercial operation by early 2017.
  • CB3 has rights to develop a wind project with a nameplate capacity of up to 200 MW, also located in Clark County, Kansas, and adjacent to the CB1 and CB2 projects. Commencement of construction of CB3 had not yet occurred as of the time of the Oct. 5 filing.

Cimarron Bend Assets, which is owned by each of CB1, CB2, CB3 and Enel Kansas, was formed for the purpose of constructing and owning the Shared Transmission Facilities that will be utilized solely for each of the wind projects.

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