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Power Purchase Agreement Granted to Tuscola Bay II Wind Farm

Detroit Edison submitted for ex parte approval its Power Purchase Agreement with Next Era Energy for the 100 MW Tuscola Bay II Wind Farm. Commercial in-service is expected at the end of 2013. The PPA is a result of the company’s May 2012 Request for Proposals for which Detroit Edison received 17 wind energy proposals. The filing indicates that the 20-year PPA has pricing “of up to $70.45 per MWh net energy delivered.” The Michigan Environmental Council has objected to any ex parte (without a hearing) approval of the pricing, and has objected to the extensive redactions (blackout) of PPA provisions, asking that the entire PPA be made public. The Power Purchase Agreement  application was approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission on October 31, 2012.

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Bruce Goodman, Varnum, Environmental Construction Attorney, Electric Power Negotiations Lawyer

Bruce Goodman practices energy law, environmental law, and construction law. His environmental expertise includes air quality permitting work, compliance counseling on air emissions, state and federal enforcement defense issues, and environmental management program development. His energy expertise includes negotiating numerous electric power sales agreements (both for wholesale sellers of energy and for retail consumers of energy) state electric rate cases, developing municipal energy tariffs, and energy project structuring and permitting. He regularly posts to his blog...