May 18, 2016
Via electronic filing
Daniel P. Wolf
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 7th Place East, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-2147
Re: Request for Revocation of Site Permit, Route Permit, and Certificate of Need In the Matters of Flat Hill Windpark I, LLC's Site Permit, Route Permit, and Certificate of Need for a 201 Megawatt Large Energy Conversion System and Associated Facilities in Clay County, Minnesota
Docket Nos. IP-6687/WS-08-1134; IP-6687/CN-08-951; and IP-6687/TL-08-988
Dear Mr. Wolf:
Flat Hill Windpark I, LLC, formerly known as Noble Flat Hill Windpark I, LLC (“Flat Hill”), hereby notifies the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission “Commission”) that it has decided to discontinue the Flat Hill Windpark I Project in Clay County (the “Project”) due to economic considerations. Accordingly, Flat Hill respectfully requests that the Commission revoke the Site Permit, Route Permit, and Certificate of Need issued in the proceedings referenced above.
In recognition of the significant time and effort put forth by the Commission, Commission staff, the Department of Commerce, and others, Flat Hill is advising the Commission of this development and requesting revocation at this time, rather than allowing the extended permit periods to run. Flat Hill will also notify affected landowners and local government officials. Flat Hill thanks the Commission for its efforts in allowing Flat Hill to continue the Project to this point.
Flat Hill understands that it will be required to re-start the Commission siting, routing, and certificate of need processes should it decide to pursue the Project again in the future.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
STINSON LEONARD STREET LLP
/s/ Andrew J. Gibbons
Andrew J. Gibbons