FERC okays Black Hills buy of 60-MW Peak View wind farm from Invenergy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 1 approved a Sept. 26 application from Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Co. LP (Black Hills Colorado) and Peak View Wind Energy LLC requesting authorization for Black Hills Colorado to acquire 100% of the membership interests in Peak View from Invenergy Wind Development Colorado LLC.

Then Peak View will merge with and into Black Hills Colorado. Peak View owns an approximately 60-MW wind facility located in Huerfano and Las Animas counties, Colorado. The Peak View Facility is interconnected with the Black Hills Colorado transmission system. Peak View does not have any energy subsidiaries, and other than the Peak View Facility and its related interconnection facilities, does not own any generation facilities, or transmission facilities. The Peak View Facility is located in the Public Service Co. of Colorado balancing authority area.

Peak View is a wholly owned subsidiary of Invenergy Wind Development Colorado, which is owned by Invenergy Wind LLC. Invenergy is affiliated with Spindle Hill Energy LLC, which owns and operates a 494-MW gas/oil-fired generation facility, and Spring Canyon Energy LLC, which owns and operates a 60-MW wind facility, both within the Public Service Co. of Colorado balancing authority area.

Black Hills Colorado is a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Hills Corp. Black Hills Colorado is a vertically integrated public utility providing electric generation, transmission and distribution service in south central Colorado, within the Public Service Co. of Colorado balancing authority area. Following the closing of this transaction, the Peak View Facility will be placed into full commercial operations as a Black Hills Colorado owned and operated generation resource.

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