Interconnect filed for 230-MW Willow Springs Windfarm in Texas

Electric Transmission Texas filed on Sep. 25 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas a First Amended and Restated ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement, dated Sept. 21, with Willow Springs Windfarm LLC.

ETT and the project developer originally entered into the agreement as of May 1, 2015. No specific commercial operation date is given in this agreement.

The developer’s Salvation Substation will be located in Haskell and Knox counties approximately 15 miles east of Haskell, Texas. Once the facilities are completed and energized, the Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure inside ETT’s Smoky Hill 345-kV Station that terminates the developer’s 345-kV transmission line from the substation.

This is a nominal 230-MW wind farm comprised of 100 General Electric turbines at 2.3 MW each.

A project contact is: Willow Springs Windfarm LLC, Neil O’Donovan, 401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60611, 78403, phone 602-321-6878, nodonovan@lincolnclean.com.

That is contact information for Lincoln Clean Energy LLC (LCE), which says about itself on its website: “LCE develops clean energy projects from greenfield concept through to commercial operation. Our vision is to combine the best development sites and technologies to produce the lowest cost clean power where and when markets need it. We have successfully developed projects involving almost $1 billion in capital investment in some of the largest electricity markets in the United States (including Texas, California and New Jersey).”

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