101-MW Paulding Wind Farm III project in Ohio spins into action

Paulding Wind Farm III LLC told the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in a Dec. 13 application for renewable energy generator status that the turbines that make up its 100.8-MW wind project went into service between Nov. 23 and Dec. 8 of this year. 

Paulding Wind Farm III is located in Paulding County, Ohio. The facility consists of forty eight 2.1-MW wind turbines from Gamesa and other equipment necessary to interconnect the facility with the transmission grid. The facility is interconnected with the transmission system owned by Ohio Power and operated by PJM Interconnection.

A project contact is: Paulding Wind Farm III LLC, Brian Hayes, Executive Vice President, Asset Operations, 808 Travis St., Houston, TX Zip Code: 77002, Phone: 713-265-0350, brian.hayes@edpr.com.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 9 approved a Sept. 9 application from Paulding Wind Farm III for Bankers Commercial Corp. and Antrim Corp. to acquire from EDPR Wind Ventures XVI LLC (Ventures XVI) 100% of its passive, non-managing Class B membership interests in Paulding III’s direct owner, 2016 Vento XVI LLC.

Paulding III is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Vento XVI, which, in turn, is a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Ventures XVI, which, in turn, is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of EDP Renewable North America LLC (EDPRNA). EDPRNA indirectly develops, owns, and operates renewable electric generation facilities throughout the United States.

Bankers is a non-bank subsidiary of MUFG Americas Holdings Corp., which is directly wholly owned by Mitsibishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., a publicly traded corporation in Japan.

Atrium is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Bank and Trust Co., which, in turn, is directly wholly owned by State Street Corp., a financial holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve.

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