AEP files system upgrade deal for 200-MW Rattlesnake wind project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North Co., on Nov. 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a fully executed system upgrade agreement dated Oct. 30 with Rattlesnake Power LLC.

The agreement provides for upgrades to relaying facilities at AEP’s Red Creek station for the line towards the Brown station in McCulloch County, Texas. Rattlesnake Power’s planned 200-MW capacity generation project, to interconnect on the Red Creek-Brown line, is expected to go into commercial operation on or around Oct. 31, 2016.

A listed project contact is at RES Americas: Michael Hutson,

Filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on Oct. 30 was a Generation Interconnection Agreement between LCRA Transmission Services Corp. and Rattlesnake Power for a 200-MW wind project. The project will connect initially into the LCRA system on a 345-kV line in McCulloch County, Texas, with that interconnect point to be eventually replaced by LCRA’s new Bow Wood Substation. The project is to be made up of 100 Vestas V110 wind turbines, each at 2 MW in size.

The contact information for Rattlesnake Power in that filing is for RES Americas and includes: Michael Hutson, phone 512-708-1538,

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