Los Vientos Windpower III LLC, an affiliate of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), filed on March 10 a registration statement at the Texas Public Utility Commission for its 200-MW (ac) project located at Rio Grande City, Texas.
The project, located in Starr County, will interconnect with AEP Texas Central in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region. The project company’s Texas affiliates include Los Vientos Windpower 1A LLC and Los Vientos Windpower 1B LLC. A corporate control part of the filing said this project company is controlled by Duke Energy Renewables, which is part of Duke Energy.
A project contact is: Theodore D. Matula, General Counsel, Theodore.Matula@duke-energy.com, Phone 512-306-1580.
American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central, in November 2013 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a fully executed system upgrade agreement between AEP Texas Central and Los Vientos Windpower III LLC. The agreement provided for system upgrades to AEP’s Bates substation and Garza substation.
This project is located at the site of other wind projects, including Duke’s 202-MW Los Vientos Windpower II project, which went commercial at the end of 2012.