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Gamesa US Harmony Wind project cancelled

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued EcoHarmony West Wind LLC Site Permit on February 3, 2010 to construct a  58-turbine, 116-megawatts project. On April 22, 2013, the Site Permit was amended to allow an additional two years to commence construction and obtain a power purchase agreement (or other enforceable mechanism). Failing to do so, Gamesa filed notice that it would not be pursuing the project.  The content of Gamesa's notice is provided below. Both Gamesa's letter and the May 8, 2015 letter by the Commission inquiring about the project's status can be accessed by clicking the links on this page.

Mr. Daniel P. Wolf
Executive Secretary
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 Seventh Place East
Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2147

RE: Response to Request for Permit to Show Cause PUC Docket: IP6688/WS-08-973

Dear Mr. Wolf:

This letter is to inform you that Gamesa Wind US has not obtained a Power Purchase Agreement or other  enforceable mechanism for the sale of electricity or commenced construction for the Harmony Wind Energy project located near Harmony, Minnesota. Gamesa is no longer pursuing development of the Harmony project, so subsequent amendments are not needed.

We understand that if we were to continue development of the Harmony project, we would need to obtain a new Site Permit and Certificate of Need in order [sic] from the Minnesota Public Utility Commission. We will make the necessary filings when and if we decide to continue development of the Harmony project. 

We thank you for your support in our endeavor's [sic] to develop the Harmony project.

Best regards,
Sara Plucinski
Regional Sales Manager
Gamesa Wind US

 

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Source: https://www.edockets.state....

JUN 8 2015
http://www.windaction.org/posts/42860-gamesa-us-harmony-wind-project-cancelled
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