Enel Green Power North America is selling a development-stage wind project that is slated for a build-transfer in Southwest Power Pool.
Invenergy is expected to buy the 299 MW Outlaw facility in Atchison County, Mo., according to an Aug. 16 filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Construction is scheduled to begin in October and Ameren Missouri will purchase the asset when it comes online in 2020.
The Missouri Public Service Commission granted a certificate of convenience and necessity to Ameren Missouri on Aug. 16.
Spokespeople for Enel in Boston, Invenergy in Chicago and Ameren in St. Louis either declined to comment or did not respond to inquiry about the rationale for the sale and project finance plans.
Outlaw was originated by Tradewind Energy, Enel’s long-time development partner—and now subsidiary (PFR, 3/27).
Ameren had two other wind build-transfers lined up in Missouri—TerraGen’s 400 MW High Prairie unit in Adair and Schuyler counties (PFR, 5/22) and EDF Renewables North America’s 157 MW Brickyard Hills plant, also in Atchison County. The latter was nixed over transmission cost concerns last month (PFR, 7/30).