The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 20 officially accepted a notice from American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEPSC), on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas Central Co. (TCC), about a delayed in-service date for a 161-MW Texas wind project.
AEPSC filed some revisions on June 25 at FERC that included Service Agreement No. 712 under the Open Access Transmission Service Tariff of the American Electric Power System (AEP OATT), which is an amended interconnection agreement dated May 30 among AEP Texas Central and Midway Farms Wind Project LLC.
Midway Farms plans to interconnect a 161-MW wind facility to TCC’s transmission system. The wind facility is located San Patricio County about 2.17 miles northwest of Portland, Texas.
Midway Farms requested that the scheduled trial operation date and the scheduled commercial operation date included in the interconnection agreement be changed from Oct. 31, 2013, to July 31, 2014, and from Dec. 31, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014 respectively.
Also, Midway Farms requested a change to the number, size and type of wind turbines that will comprise the facility, said AEPSC. The revised deal covers 70 units at 2.3 MW each, rather than 89 units at 1.8 MW each, with a change to refer to the Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbine, rather than the Vestas V-90 1.8 wind turbine.