Two Capital Dynamics wind projects in Texas to go commercial next fall

Two affiliates of Capital Dynamics on Dec. 3 filed notices with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators for nearly-completed power projects.

  • Green Pastures Wind II LLC will own and operate a 150-MW (nameplate) wind project in Baylor County, Texas. The project is under construction and due to produce test power in May 2015, with commercial operation being achieved by September 2015. The project is made up of 50 of Acciona’s 3-MW wind turbines.
  • Briscoe Wind Farm LLC will own and operate a 150-MW (nameplate) wind project in Briscoe County, Texas. The project is under construction and due to produce test power by August 2015, with commercial operation by September 2015. The project consists of 81 of General Electric‘s 1.85-MW wind turbines.

A contact for both project companies is: John Breckenridge, Capital Dynamics, phone 212-798-3400, jBreckenridge@capdyn.com.

Sharyland Utilities LP on Nov. 4 had filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a notice of termination of a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Briscoe Wind Farm II LLCThe 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 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).

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