Apex’s 50-MW Cotton Plains Wind project to go commercial around Feb. 1

Cotton Plains Wind I LLC, which has about completed a wind project in Texas, 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 is constructing and will own an approximately 50.4 MW (nameplate) wind facility in Floyd County, Texas. The Cotton Plains Facility is currently projected to achieve commercial operation around Feb. 1, 2017. The facility will consist of twenty-one General Electric 2.4-MW wind turbines and associated equipment, as well as the limited interconnection facilities necessary to interconnect it with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid.

Cotton Plains 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.

A company contact is: Elise Hertzberg, Apex Clean Energy Inc., 310 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903, phone (434) 282-2113, elise.hertzberg@apexcleanenergy.com.

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