AEP does deals for 350 MW of wind, solar projects in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., on June 30 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a service agreement for a 200-MW wind project in Texas.

The agreement is under the utility’s Open Access Transmission Service Tariff. This is a fully executed preliminary development agreement dated June 9 between AEP Texas Central and Los Vientos Windpower V LLC.

“The Agreement provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities prior to the execution of the ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement associated with the Generator’s future 200 MW wind generation project, to be located in Starr County, Texas,” the filing noted. “The wind generation project is planned to go into commercial operation on December 31, 2015.”

A project contact is: Milton Howard, VP of Wind and Solar Development, Duke Energy Renewables, Milton.howard@duke-energy.com.

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas North Co., on June 30 separately filed with FERC a fully executed preliminary development agreement dated June 9 between AEP Texas North Company and RE Roserock LLC.

“The Agreement provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities prior to the execution of the ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement associated with the Generator’s future 150 MW solar generation project, to be located in Pecos County, Texas,” said the filing. “The solar generation project is planned to go into commercial operation on June 30, 2016.”

A developer contact in this case is: Josh Grubaugh, RE Roserock LLC, josh.grubaugh@recurrentenergy.com.

These AEP companies are subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).

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