Sharyland files interconnect changes for 230-MW Mariah del Norte wind project

Sharyland Utilities LP on Dec. 10 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas Amendment No. 1 to a December 2014 Generation Interconnection Agreement with Mariah del Norte LLC.

The amendment includes changes to the type and number of wind turbines for this project. The project’s point of interconnection is located in Deaf Smith County, Texas, at Sharyland’s Hereford Substation. The 230-MW project is represented in this amendment as 100 General Electric 2.3-MW wind turbine generators.

A listed project contact is: Mariah del Norte LLC, Attn: Michael Rucker, 2690 Center Green Ct., Ste. 202, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone (303) 562-5263,

The original GIA covered a 232-MW wind project and was filed on Feb. 18 with the Texas commission. Under that agreement, the scheduled commercial operation date was Nov. 1, 2015. The 232-MW project version of the project was to be made up of 125 General Electric 1.85-MW wind turbines.

Said the company’s website: “Brightman Energy is a North American renewable energy development company based in Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado focused on utility scale solar photovoltaic and wind development and acquisition. Brightman’s team has developed and delivered more than 2,500 MW of operational wind and photovoltaic projects and brought together more than 100 years of energy industry finance, development, technology and policy expertise. Brightman combines some of the best experience in the renewable energy development market with an innovative, timely, capital efficient, and integrative approach in order to deliver its renewable energy development platform.”

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