Carousel Wind Power Project

Sargent & Lundy was engaged as the independent engineer to support tax equity financing of the wind project in Colorado

Carousel Wind Power Project
Kit Carson County, Colorado
Wind project financing support
Client: NextEra Energy Resources

Project Highlights:

  • 150 MW total
  • Began commercial operation in 4Q 2015
  • 81 GE 1.715-103 and 6 GE 1.79-100 wind turbines

Project Description:

Sargent & Lundy was engaged by NextEra Energy Resources to serve as the independent engineer for the tax equity financing of the 150-MW Carousel Wind Project. Sargent & Lundy’s independent engineering evaluation was performed for the benefit of the two tax equity investors, who are among the leading banks in the U.S. participating in these types of projects.

Sargent & Lundy reviewed the wind turbine technology, the balance-of-plant design, the overall construction of the project, and the major project contracts. In addition, Sargent & Lundy verified the completion of construction and commissioning. Also, Sargent & Lundy project team members performed uptower inspections of selected wind turbines as part of the review.

Project Scope:

  • Wind turbine technology review
  • Balance-of-plant design review
  • Grid interconnection review
  • Site suitability review
  • Technical review of project contracts
  • Construction and completion monitoring
  • Financial model review

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