50-MW Cotton Plains Wind I project in Texas to go commercial on Jan. 23

Cotton Plains Wind I LLC said in a Jan. 9 notice to the Public Utility Commission of Texas that it is a renewable energy creditor generator and that its 50.4-MW wind project will reach commercial operation on Jan. 23 after an initial test energy start on Jan. 13.

The filing lists the serial numbers of the 21 General Electric 2.4-MW wind turbines that make up the project, which is located in Floyd County, Texas.

Project contact information shown in the Jan. 9 filing is: Cotton Plains Wind I LLC c/o Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, 310 4th St. NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22902.

Notable is that Cotton Plains Wind I on Jan. 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator. Cotton Plains said in that filing that it will sell the majority of its output to ACE Power LLC under a long-term power purchase agreement, and any electricity produced that is not sold to ACE Power will be sold into the ERCOT market. Cotton Plains will not sell any electricity outside of ERCOT.

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