Deadlines pushed back for 180-MW E.ON wind project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 18 a First Amended and Restated ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement dated Feb. 9 between AEP Texas Central and Patriot Wind Farm LLC.

As specified in the original agreement filed at FERC, Patriot Wind plans to interconnect a 180-MW wind plant to AEP Texas Central’s transmission system. The wind project is located in Nueces County, Texas.

The parties have agreed to amend and restate the original agreement for the purpose of: changing the Schedule Trial Operation Date from March 28, 2014 to September 5, 2016; changing the Schedule Commercial Operation Date from June 27, 2014 to December 30, 2016; changing the number and size of generation units; changing the type of generation units; and reducing the Substations identified in the agreement.

The project would consist of 90 Vestas V110 turbines with a capacity of 2 MW apiece. The project developer contact information is for E.ON Climate & Renewables North America LLC.

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