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PacifiCorp seeks federal approval to buy 200-MW Wyo. wind farm from NextEra

PacifiCorp filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking approval to acquire the roughly 200-MW Cedar Springs II wind facility and related interconnection facilities from NextEra Energy Resources LLC under a build-transfer agreement.

NextEra Energy Resources will build the 400-MW Cedar Springs wind facility in Converse County, Wyo., and will sell the Cedar Springs II project to PacifiCorp upon its completion. PacifiCorp will buy the output of Cedar Springs I and a third, 120-MW unit, Cedar Springs III, under power purchase agreements, according to the filing.

The Cedar Springs II facility is part of PacifiCorp's Energy Vision 2020 project, which aims to add 1,150 MW of wind generation capacity and a 140-mile transmission line in Wyoming by the end of 2020.

The commission is requested to approve the transaction by May 31.

PacifiCorp is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc.

(FERC docket EC19-67)