FERC accepts AEP deals covering four Texas wind and solar projects

On Sept. 5, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted, through separate approval letters, agreements with affiliates of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) related to four new power projects.

  • On July 15, American Electric Power Texas North had submitted to FERC a preliminary development agreement with First Solar Development LLC. It provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities associated with First Solar’s future 50-MW solar project in Pecos County, Texas. The solar project is planned to go into commercial operation on April 15, 2014.
  • On July 15, AEP Texas Central filed an interconnection agreement with Sendero Wind Energy LLC. The agreement provides for the interconnection of Sendero Wind’s future 78.2-MW wind project in Jim Hogg County, Texas, to AEP Texas Central’s transmission system at the Randado station. The wind units are planned to go into commercial operation on Feb. 28, 2014.
  • On July 15, 2013, AEP Texas Central filed an interconnection agreement with Patriot Wind Farm LLC. The agreement provides for the interconnection of Patriot Wind’s future 180-MW wind facility in Nueces County, Texas, to AEP Texas Central’s transmission system at the Nelson Sharpe station. The facility is planned to go into commercial operation on June 27, 2014.
  • On July 15, AEP Texas Central submitted a preliminary development agreement with SP-BrackettvilleSolar LLC. The agreement provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities associated with SP-BracketvilleSolar’s future 42-MW solar project in Kinney County, Texas. The solar project is planned to go into commercial operation on May 31, 2014.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.