FERC accepts shared grid deal for completed Kingman Wind projects in Kansas

FERC on Nov. 30 accepted an Oct. 5 filing by Kingman Wind Energy I LLC of a Shared Facilities Agreement between it and Kingman Wind Energy II LLC.

Kingman I is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC. Kingman II is also a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of ESI Energy. ESI Energy is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

  • Kingman I is developing and will operate a 103.3 MW wind facility located in Kingman County, Kansas.
  • Kingman II is developing and will operate a 103.3 MW wind facility that will also be located in Kingman County, Kansas, in the same general location as the Kingman I Project.

The Oct. 5 filing said that each project was expected to be energized in November 2016.

Kingman I is party to a generator interconnection agreement (GIA) with Westar Energy as transmission owner and the Southwest Power Pool as transmission provider. Kingman II does not have its own GIA, but will share the Kingman I GIA as agreed to in the SFA.

Incidentally, FERC on Sept. 8 accepted market-based rate applications from Kingman Wind Energy I and Kingman Wind Energy II.

  • Kingman Wind Energy I told FERC it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Westar Energy for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including the test energy. The PPA has a twenty-year term from the time of commercial operations under the PPA.
  • Kingman Wind Energy II said it has also entered into a long-term PPA with Westar Energy for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including the test energy. The PPA has a twenty-year term from the time of commercial operations under the PPA.
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