AEP files interconnect deal for 105-MW Pioneer Green Energy project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., filed on March 4 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a fully executed standard generation interconnection agreement with San Roman Wind I LLC.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of a planned 105-MW wind facility. The power project developer’s San Roman Substation is located about six miles west of Laguna Vista in Cameron County, Texas. The Substation will interconnect at a temporary location on TCC’s Laureles to Port Isabel 138 kV transmission line. TCC will be required to hard-tap the plant developer’s 138 kV transmission line at the temporary location while a new permanent TCC three-breaker Marconi Station is being built for the permanent interconnection near the temporary location. The project is made up of 35 Acciona Windpower 3-MW wind turbines.

The facilities of San Roman Wind I are planned to achieve commercial operation within twelve months of the requested effective date, which is Dec. 19, 2014, when the agreement was executed.

A project contact is: Greg Buis, 512-351-3363,

Said the Pioneer Green Energy LLC website: “Pioneer Green is a renewable energy development company active since 2009 in select markets across the United States. Prior to forming Pioneer Green, our team helped develop the successful renewable energy projects.”

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