Sharyland Utilities LP on Nov. 4 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a notice of termination of a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Briscoe Wind Farm II LLC.
The agreement, dated December 2013, had been filed for this project on Jan. 17 of this year. An attached Oct. 21 e-mail to Sharyland from the project developer didn’t say why the agreement was being terminated by the developer.
Sharyland on Nov. 4 filed separately with the commission Amendment No. 1 to a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Briscoe Wind Farm LLC. The underlying agreement, dated December 2013, was also filed for this project on Jan. 17. The amendment covers a change in number and size of the wind turbines.
The point of interconnection for the Briscoe Wind Farm is located in Briscoe County, Texas, at Sharyland’s Tule Canyon station. The amendment covers 81 wind turbines at 1.85 MW per turbine. The turbines were changed to the General Electric 1.85-87 model. The original agreement covered 33 turbines at 3 MW per turbine, which was the Acciona AW3000-116 model. The original agreement, apparently unchanged in this regard, calls for a scheduled commercial operation date of Sept. 15, 2015.
The point of interconnection for Briscoe Wind Farm II was located in Briscoe County, Texas, at Sharyland’s Tule Canyon station. This project was also to have 33 turbines at 3 MW per turbine, which was the Acciona AW3000-116 model. The commercial operation target was also in September 2015.
So, the upshot of the Sharyland filings from Nov. 4 is that this has gone from two related projects each having 33 turbines at 3 MW each of capacity (for a total of 198 MW), to 81 turbines at one project with 1.85 MW apiece (150 MW in total).
A contact for both of these project companies is: Capital Dynamics Inc., Kathryn Rasmussen, 645 Madison Ave, FL 19, New York, NY 10022, Phone (212) 798-3400, KRasmussen@capdyn.com.