PNM files new transmission service deal for Iberdrola wind capacity

Public Service Co. of New Mexico filed on Feb. 24 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed non-conforming firm point-to-point transmission service agreement with Iberdrola Renewables LLC for up to 170 MW of transmission service under PNM’s Open Access Transmission Tariff.

In August 2015, PNM submitted an executed “Expedited Service Agreement for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service” between PNM and Arabella Wind LLC. The ESA involved the provision of transmission service for up to 170 MW of power and energy received by PNM at its Guadalupe 345 kV switching station point of receipt (POR) in PNM’s Balancing Authority Area (BAA) and delivered to the Four Corners 345 kV switchyard point of delivery (POD). The commission accepted that ESA last October.

Effective as of Dec. 11, 2015, PNM and Arabella agreed to cancel the ESA and to replace it with an executed pro forma “Form of Service Agreement for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service” (“pro forma TSA”). Arabella subsequently assigned the pro forma TSA to Broadview Energy JN, and Broadview JN subsequently assigned the pro forma TSA to Iberdrola Renewables. Prior to the commencement of service, the pro forma TSA that Iberdrola Renewables assumed consistent with the assignment mentioned above required modifications to effectuate dynamic scheduling of the output of the Iberdrola Renewables wind generating facility from the POR to the POD.

Iberdrola Renewables is a non-transmission owning public utility engaged, directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in the development of wind, solar and thermal energy facilities, natural gas and electric marketing, gas storage and hub services, and in providing other energy services. Iberdrola Renewables, with its affiliates and subsidiaries, develops and operates wind energy projects in the United States with approximately 5,700 MW of wind energy generating capacity.

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