FERC accepts interconnect deal for 150-MW SunEdison solar project in Texas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 15 accepted a Feb. 18 filing by American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North Co. (TNC), of a fully executed standard generation interconnection agreement with Buckthorn Westex LLC for a 150-MW solar project.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of a planned 150-MW solar facility. The facility’s Riggins Substation is located in Pecos County approximately 11.5 miles northeast of Fort Stockton, Texas. Once the facilities are completed and energized, the Point of Interconnection will be located at the deadend structure inside TSP’s Fort Stockton Station that terminates Buckthorn Westex’s 138-kV transmission line that will run from the Substation.

The agreement says the project will be made up of SunEdison photovoltaic modules. The contact information for the development company is for SunEdison. The commercial operation target date is non-specific, coming 21 months after unspecified dates for equipment procurement and start of construction.

Noted the April 15 FERC acceptance: “Docket No. ER15-1057-000 was noticed on February 18, 2015, with comments, protests or interventions due on or before March 11, 2015. No protests or adverse comments were filed.”