AEP works out revised interconnect deal for downsized Texas wind project

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., on Jan. 13 filed a second amended Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that covers several changes in the San Roman Wind I LLC project.

The parties have agreed to amend and restate the first amended and restated interconnection agreement for the purpose of: revising the plant capacity from 105 MW down to 95.325 MW; revising the number of wind turbine units from 35 units at 3 MW each to 31 units at 3.075 MW each; revising the construction responsibility (and ownership) regarding the permanent 138-kV transmission line from the wind farm to the AEP Texas system. The parties also agreed to certain other updates and revisions.

This wind project is located in Cameron County approximately six miles west of Laguna Vista, Texas. San Roman Wind I has an estimated commercial operation date in December 2016.

San Roman Wind I in September 2015 applied with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for designation as a power generation company. The company said it is a subsidiary of Acciona Wind USA Global LLC. The revised SGIA filed with FERC on Jan. 13 shows contact information for Acciona.

Company contact information is: Franklin Bristol, Director of Transmission, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 1925, Chicago, Illinois 60603, fbristol@acciona-na.com, Phone: (312) 673-3009.

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