AEP Texas North works out service deals for 300 MW of wind projects

American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEPSC), on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North Co., on Jan. 13 filed a service agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 150-MW wind project that is due for commercial operation in early 2015.

This is Service Agreement No. 724 under the Open Access Transmission Service Tariff of American Electric Power (AEP OATT), which is a fully executed standard generation interconnection agreement, phase I. It is among AEP Texas North and Green Pastures Wind I LLC.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of the planned 150-MW phase I wind facility. The facility would have 50 wind turbines at 3-MW apiece. The facility’s Green Pastures Substation is located in Baylor County approximately 10 miles west of Seymour, Texas. The substation will interconnect at a temporary location on AEP Texas North’s Oklaunion-to-Mulberry Creek 345-kV transmission line.

The facility is planned to go into commercial operation within 14 months of the requested effective date of the agreement (which is Dec. 17, 2013).

Also on Jan. 13, AEPSC filed a similar agreement with Green Pastures Wind II LLC. This is for the planned 150-MW phase II wind facility, with the facility’s Vertigo Substation located in Baylor County about 10 miles west of Seymour. This facility is planned to go into commercial operation within 18 months of the requested effective date of the agreement (Dec. 17, 2013), which is slightly later than for the Green Pastures Wind I project. 

The contact for the developer in both cases is: Capital Dynamics, Kathryn Rasmussen, 645 Madison Ave., 
Fl 19,
 New York, NY 10022, (650) 380-4916, SRyan@capdyn.com.

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