250-MW Javelina Wind Energy project to go commercial on Dec. 18

The Javelina Wind Energy LLC unit of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) said in a Dec. 4 registration filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a renewable energy generator that its 249.7-MW wind project is due for commercial operation on Dec. 18 of this year.

The filing contains a long list of General Electric 1.79-MW and 2-MW wind turbines that make up this project, with all of them due for commercial operation on Dec. 18. The project is located in mainly Webb County, with a slight overlap of the project area in both Zapata and Jim Hogg counties.

A listed project contact is: Travis Nels, Business Manager, 700 Universe Blvd, FEB/JB Juno Beach, FL 33408 561-694-4532.

Electric Transmission Texas on Aug. 17 filed with the Texas commission an amended Standard Generation Inteconnection Agreement with Javelina Wind Energy covering a temporary Point of Interconnection for a wind project while the permanent interconnection facilities are being built. Javelina’s Bordas Substation will be located about 35 miles southeast of Laredo in Webb County. The facility will have a nominal capacity of 249.7 MW and would be made up of 11 General Electric wind turbines of 1.79 MW apiece, and 115 GE turbines at 2 MW each.

Javelina Interconnection LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, on Dec. 7 filed an exempt wholesale generator notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Javelina Interconnection is an affiliate of Javelina Wind Energy, which also is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Resources. Javelina will own and operate a 250-MW wind farm in Webb County, within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT”) region, and will temporarily interconnect with Texas Central Co. and then permanently with Electric Transmission Texas. Javelina is already a EWG.  The project will start operations later in December 2015, the filing noted.

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