AEP works out grid deals for 180-MW SunEdison wind project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North, filed on Sept. 3 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a fully executed system upgrade agreement dated Aug. 12 with Rocksprings Val Verde Wind LLC for a wind project in Val Verde County, Texas, that is due for commercial operation around Nov. 1, 2016.

The agreement provides for upgrades to relaying facilities at AEP’s Sonora station for the line towards Hamilton Road station. The generator’s planned 180-MW wind project will be in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas area.

The agreement covers certain grid system upgrades that will be constructed, owned, and paid for by AEP.

Contact information in the agreement is for SunEdison Inc. A couple of contacts listed in agreement are Scott Pryor, spryor@sunedison.com, and Tim Ellis, tellis@sunedison.com.

Also on Sept. 3, American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central Co. (TCC), filed with FERC a fully executed ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Rocksprings Val Verde Wind.

“The Agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of Generator’s planned 180 MW wind generation facility,” said the filing. “Generator’s Fermi Substation (‘Substation’) will be located in Val Verde County approximately 30 miles north of Del Rio, Texas. The temporary Point of Interconnection will be located at the jumper connection between the existing Hamilton Road to Sonora 138 kV transmission line and Generator’s 138 kV transmission line built to a point underneath the Hamilton Road to Sonora 138 kV transmission line. The permanent Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure inside TCC’s Maxwell 138 kV station that terminates Generator’s 138 kV transmission line from the Substation.”

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