Carousel Wind Power Project

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

Kit Carson County, Colorado
Wind Project Financing Support
Client: NextEra Energy Resources

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

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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