Revised interconnect filed for 450-MW NextEra wind project in Texas

Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) on Jan. 12 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a revised Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Javelina Interconnection LLC that covers temporary interconnection facilities that will be built and operated before permanent ones are established.

Javelina Interconnection is acting as the agent for Javelina Wind Energy LLC (representing Phase I of a wind project) and Albercas Wind Energy II LLC (representing Phase II). Javelina Wind Energy worked out an original SGIA with ETT in 2014.

The Bordas and Albercas substations of these project companies will be located in Webb County, near Laredo. The total project size is 449.7 MW, broken down as:

  • Phase I – 249.7 MW, made up of eleven 1.79-MW General Electric wind turbines and 115 GE 2-MW turbines; and
  • Phase II – 200 MW, consisting of 100 GE 2-MW turbines.

The agreement doesn’t give specific commercial operation target dates for each phase, with those dates to follow at given periods of time prior development phases for the project.

The contact information for the development companies is for NextEra Energy Resources, including Megan Kiernan, megan.kiernan@nee.com. ETT is part of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).

Incidentally, Javelina Wind Energy LLC said in a Dec. 4 registration filed with the Texas commission as a renewable energy generator that its 249.7-MW wind project was due for commercial operation on Dec. 18, 2015. The filing contains a long list of GE 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.

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