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AEP Transmission, BHE America restructuring ownership of Prairie Wind line

A co-owner of the 108-mile, 345-kV Prairie Wind transmission line is seeking the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to transfer its stake to upstream owners.

Under the transaction outlined in an Oct. 15 application, Electric Transmission America LLC, which owns 50% of Prairie Wind Transmission LLC, will be dissolved. Electric Transmission's upstream owners, AEP Transmission Co. LLC and BHE America Transco LLC, would each receive a 25% stake in Prairie Wind. The other 50% stake in the transmission line is owned by Evergy Kansas Central Inc., formerly known as Westar Energy Inc. Evergy's stake will be unchanged.

BHE America is owned by BHE U.S. Transmission LLC. AEP Transmission is a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. Inc. Evergy Inc. is the parent of Evergy Kansas Central.

The applicants asked the commission to approve the transaction by Dec. 15. (FERC docket EC20-10)