Apex affiliates file for generator status for 200 MW of wind projects in Texas

The Old Settler Wind LLC affiliate of Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy on Nov. 17 filed a registration statement with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a power generation company related to its 151.2-MW wind project.

The project will interconnect into the Sharyland Utilities LP system in Floyd County, Texas. The filing doesn’t indicate when this project would go on-line.

Company contact information listed in the filing is: William Pezalla, Transmission Manager, 310 4th St. NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, bill.pezalla@apexcleanenergy.com, Phone: 434-282-2107.

Sharyland Utilities had filed with the Texas commission on Aug. 28 a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Old Settler Wind for the 150-MW Blanco Canyon Wind Farm, which has a projected in-service date of Sept. 30, 2016. The filing says that Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC is the sole member of Old Settler Wind. The filing said this project will share interconnection facilities with Cotton Plains Wind I LLC and is located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region. The scheduled commercial operation date for the Blanco Canyon Wind Farm is Dec. 31, 2016. The facility will be located in Floyd County, Texas, and interconnect at Sharyland’s White River Substation. It would consist of 63 wind turbines at 2.4 MW apiece.

Sharyland on Aug. 28 separately filed with the Texas commission a GIA with Cotton Plains Wind I, which is also an Apex company, for a 50-MW project, also called the Blanco Canyon Wind Farm. This project is scheduled for commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2016, and would consist of 21 General Electric wind turbines at 2.4 MW each.

Apex’s Cotton Plains Wind I on Nov. 17 filed its own generator registration with the Texas commission for its end of the project.

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