Oncor works out interconnect for 240-MW Fluvanna Wind project in Texas

Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC and Fluvanna Wind Energy LLC have worked out a standard generation interconnection agreement (SGIA) for a 240-MW wind project that Oncor filed on Oct. 1 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Point of Interconnection for this project is located in Scurry County, Texas, at the Dermott Switching Station. Specifically, the Point of Interconnection shall be defined as the point at Oncor’s 138-kV Derinott Switching Station where Oncor’s 138 kV jumpers connect to the power generator’s four hole pad at the cenerator’s dead-end structure adjacent to the Dermott Switching station. The Dermott Switching Station will be located in Scurry County approximately 15 miles northwest of Snyder, Texas in an area approximately 5.25 miles west of State Hwy 84 adjacent to County Rd 2126.

The project would be made up of 75-120 wind turbines, with total capacity not to exceed 240 MW. The parties will amend this description as necessary to reflect any changes Fluvanna Wind makes to the number and size of generating units. These will tentatively be General Electric turbines.

The scheduled commercial operation date under this agreement is March 1, 2017.

A developer contact listed in the agreement is: Fluvanna Renewables, Attn: John Wycherley, 17300 N. Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75248, Fax: 972-290-0823, Phone: 972-290-0825, jwycherley@triglobalenergy.com.

That is contact information for Tri Global Energy LLC, which says about itself on its website: “Specializing in the development of wind, solar, and hybrid power projects, we bring a solutions-focused approach to the challenges facing the energy industry. With our roots in farming communities, Tri Global Energy believes a greater portion of the economic benefits from clean domestic power production should remain in local communities.”

The SGIA implies that the up to 240 MW covered by the agreement is the first phase of the project, with the Tri Global Energy website saying: “The Fluvanna Renewable Energy Project is located in Scurry and Borden Counties near the town of Fluvanna, Texas. This project is comprised of approximately 32,000 leased acres of privately owned farm and ranch land and is planned for two phases of construction totaling approximately 360 MW when fully built out.”

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