FERC accepts interconnect deal for Pleasant Hill Wind project in Texas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 10 accepted a Dec. 15 filing by Golden Spread Electric Cooperative of a Third Amendment to a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement with Pleasant Hill Wind Energy LLC.

This filing amends the an agreement dated July 2012, as previously amended in August 2013 and May 2014.

“Pursuant to Section 6.2 of the Pleasant Hill SGIA, on October 2, 2014, Pleasant Hill notified Golden Spread that it anticipated it would not meet Milestone #6 in Attachment 4, i.e., the Commercial Operation Date of September 30, 2014 and proposed an amendment to the Pleasant Hill SGIA to extend the Commercial Operation Date to reflect Pleasant Hill’s new estimate as to when the generator will be declared commercially operational, September 30, 2015,” Golden Spread said about this latest amendment. “Pleasant Hill explained that the delay in the Commercial Operation Date is solely to accommodate Pleasant Hill’s objectives to maintain certain tax equity commitments in order to preserve the project’s Section 45 Investment Tax Credit eligibility, and not for any operational reasons. Pleasant Hill further represented to Golden Spread that the Commercial Operations Date is anticipated to be well before September 30, 2015, and that Pleasant Hill will apprise Golden Spread if such earlier Commercial Operations Date is declared.”

The agreement covers a wind farm comprised of eleven SANY 2.0 wind turbines rated at 1.8 MW each (19.8 MW in total) to be installed on Golden Spread’s 69-kV transmission tap providing service to the existing Pleasant Hill Substation in Texas.

A project developer contact is: Pleasant Hill Wind Energy LLC, Attn: David Liu, Manager, 318 Cooper Circle, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269, Phone: 678.251.2860, Fax: 404.365.9532.

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