178-MW CP Bloom Wind project in Kansas due for spring 2017 startup

Filed Jan. 4 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by CP Bloom Wind LLC was a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

CP Bloom is developing and will own and operate an approximately 178-MW wind facility in Ford and Clark counties, Kansas. It is also developing and will own an approximately 4.9-mile, 345-kV line by which the facility will interconnect to the transmission system owned by ITC Great Plains LLC, which is under the operational control of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).

The facility is expected to generate test power in the spring of 2017 and to commence commercial operation shortly thereafter. Concurrent with this filing, CP Bloom has submitted an application for authority to sell energy and capacity at market-based rates. Under a long-term Proxy Revenue Swap with Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., CP Bloom will sell the output of the facility at wholesale into the SPP real-time energy market and swap the floating revenues from such sales for a fixed annual payment from Allianz.

CP Bloom is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Capital Power Investments LLC, which is part of Canada-based Capital Power Corp.

A company contact is: Colleen Smith, Senior Advisor, Regulatory, Capital Power Corp., 155 Federal Street, Suite 1200, Boston, MA 02110, Tel: (617) 330-1326, csmith@capitalpower.com.

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