Invenergy works out interconnect with LCRA for 300-MW wind project

A Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement was flled on Dec. 8 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas by LCRA Transmission Services Corp. for a 300-MW wind project of Santa Rita Wind Energy LLC.

The project’s Point of Interconnection will be at the southern end of the developer’s new radial 345-kV line. Initially, this Point of Interconnection will be energized from a new temporary tap of the South Texas Electric Cooperative‘s 345-kV transmission line T21421 located in Crockett County, Texas. This temporary tap will ultimately be replaced by the new LCRA TSC Schneeman Draw Switchyard.

This is a wind generation facility with a nominal plant rating of approximately 300-MW of AC power (with a maximum rating of 300 MW) at the Point of Interconnection. It will be made up of 136 General Electric wind turbine units rated at 2 MW each, seven wind turbine units rated at 1.85 MW each and seven wind turbine units rated at 1.715  MW each.

The scheduled commercial operation date is Dec. 31, 2016.

The contact information for the projet is with Invenergy LLC out of Chicago.

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