AEP Texas works out interconnect deal for 108-MW Duke solar project

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas North, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 2 a fully executed ERCOT standard generation interconnection agreement between AEP Texas North and Duke Energy Renewables Solar LLC.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of Duke’s planned 108-MW solar plant. Duke’s Pecos Solar Substation will be located in Pecos and Crane counties approximately seven miles southwest of McCamey, Texas. Once the facilities are completed and energized, the Point of Interconnection will be at the dead-end structure inside the Rio Pecos Station of AEP Texas North that terminates Duke’s 138-kV transmission line from the Substation.

The solar project is planned to go into commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2016.

A project contact is: Duke Energy Renewables Solar LLC, Attn: Michael Butler, 400 South Tryon Street, Mail Code ST31D, Charlotte, NC 28202, 513-233-1501,

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