Javelina Wind Energy works to interconnect 250-MW project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in a Nov. 6 letter to American Electric Power Service Corp., accepted the company’s Sept. 19 notice that it is working on interconnecting a 250-MW wind project in Texas of Javelina Wind Energy LLC.

On Sept. 19, AEPSC, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), submitted, on behalf of AEP Texas Central Co. (TCC), an executed preliminary development agreement between TCC and Javelina Wind Energy. The agreement provides the planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities for a future 250-MW wind-generation project. The tariff record is accepted effective Aug. 28, 2012, as requested, the FERC letter said. The filing was noticed on Sept. 20, with no protests and intervention requests filed, FERC added.

The service agreement with Javelina, worked out under the Open Access Transmission Service Tariff of the American Electric Power (AEP OATT), is a fully-executed preliminary development agreement dated Aug. 28, 2012, among AEP Texas Central and Javelina Wind Energy.

“The Agreement provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities prior to the execution of the Generator’s Generation Interconnection Agreement for the Generator’s future 250 MW wind-generating project,” said the Sept. 19 filing. “The Generator’s wind farm Javelina Substation is located in Zapata and/or Webb County, Texas. The wind-generating units are planned to go into commercial operation in December 31, 2013. The AEP OATT applies to transmission service to TCC’s wholesale customers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Agreements such as this Agreement are transmission service agreements under the AEP OATT that are required to be filed with this Commission.”

Documents filed with FERC show that the manager of Javelina Wind Energy is Daniel King and that the company has an office in Houston.

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