Apex registers nearly 250 MW Chapman Ranch Wind I project in Texas

The Chapman Ranch Wind I LLC affiliate of Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy on Nov. 17 filed a registration statement with the Public Utility Commission of Texas related to its 249.1-MW wind farm project.

This project would be located near Bishop in Nueces County, Texas. It would interconnect into the American Electric Power system in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region.

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

AEP’s Electric Transmission Texas LLC on Oct. 28 filed a first amendment to a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Chapman Ranch Wind I. The original GIA was worked out earlier this year, with the revisions covering several areas of the agreement. The agreement doesn’t call for a specific commercial operation date, with milestones in the deal based on when previous milestones are achieved.

The project will interconnect into the Santa Cruz Substation of Electric Transmission Texas in Nueces County. This wind farm will have a nominal 250 MW of capacity, and will be made up of 125 Vestas V110 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2 MW.

Apex Clean Energy says about this project on a website dedicated to the project: “If built, Chapman Ranch will have a capacity of up to 249 MW, producing enough energy to power more than 92,000 homes every year. Representing a private investment well in excess of $300 million, Chapman Ranch Wind will benefit the economy of Nueces County in the near-term with construction jobs and local purchasing of materials and services.  In the long-term, the project promises to bring sustained tax revenue to the County for the local government and schools, as well as 25 years of local purchasing, employment and investment.”

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