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November 23, 2021

Flat Ridge Expansion, US

By Carmen

Flat Ridge Expansion is a 470.4MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Kansas, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 470.4 470.4 Active Kansas, the US BP Wind Energy North America; Sempra U.S. Gas & Power; Westar Energy

Description

The project was developed by BP Wind Energy North America, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Westar Energy. The project is currently owned by BP Wind Energy North America with a stake of 50% and American Electric Power.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 127,000 households. The project cost is $800m.

The project has 80m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2012.

Power Purchase Agreement

Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Associated Electric Cooperative and Southwestern Electric Power are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Blattner Energy was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 294 units of 1.6-100 turbines, each with 1.6MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2012, for a period of 5 years.

About BP Wind Energy North America

BP Wind Energy North America Inc (BPWE), a subsidiary of BP plc, is an operator of wind power plants and projects. The company’s wind farms provide a reliable source of electricity to the customers across the US. Its wind farms generate about 2,259 Mw of power. BPWE’s Remote Operations Center is responsible for capturing turbine availability, power generation capacity, wind speed, weather and other critical factors. The company also maintains an embedded alarm system, which notifies problems such as storms or flash flood warnings. It operates wind farms at various states including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Hawaii and Texas. BPWE is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

About Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC (Sempra US), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, an energy solution provider, is a clean power solutions developer. It develops, designs, constructs and operates renewable energy and natural gas solutions, with a focus on zero and low emission fuels. Sempra is headquartered in California, the US.

About Westar Energy

Westar Energy Inc (Westar Energy) is a vertically integrated energy utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company owns and operates a portfolio of coal-fired, nuclear, natural gas-based, renewable and diesel-based power generation plants. Westar Energy also procures electricity from third-party utilities. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers across Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson in central and northeastern Kansas. Through its subsidiary, Kansas Gas and Electric Company, the company provides services in south-central and southeastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. Westar Energy is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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