Tenaska’s 663-MW Roan’s Prairie project in Texas delayed by two years

Filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on March 2 was an amendment to the 2014 ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) between Tenaska Roane’s Prairie Partners LLC and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC.

Said the March 2 filing: “Whereas (i) the SGIA was executed by the Parties on November 17, 2014; (ii) the SGIA sets forth a Commercial Operation Date of April 1, 2017; (iii) Tenaska has informed CenterPoint Energy that the Commercial Operation Date has been delayed to April 1, 2019; (iv) as a result of Tenaska’s delay in the Commercial Operation Date, ERCOT requires CenterPoint Energy to conduct a new Facilities Study (when completed, the “2016 Facilities Study”) to supersede and replace the Facilities Study dated November 7, 2013; (v) in order to proceed with conducting the 2016 Facilities Study, the Parties have executed a new Facilities Study Agreement dated January 26, 2016 (the “2016 Study Agreement”); and (vi) the Parties desire to amend the SGIA to reflect these changes….”

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric filed on Nov. 18 at the Texas Public Utility Commission this Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Tenaska Roan’s Prairie Partners LLC for a 663-MW project. The Tenaska Roan’s Prairie Partners Generating Station will interconnect at the SHIRO Substation, located along State Highway 30, approximately 1.1 miles east of the intersection with State Highway 90, Roan’s Prairie, Grimes County, Texas.

The power plant will be comprised of three generators with a total net rating of 663 MW, which is projected to be the plant’s Net Dependable Capability, as defined by Electric Reliability Council of Texas requirements. The project would include three Siemens F5EE natural gas fired combustion turbine generators rated at about 221 MW each.

A project contact is: Tenaska Roan’s Prairie Generating Station, Attn: Vice President, Operations, 14302 FNB Parkway, Omaha, Nebraska 68154-5212, phone (402) 691-9500, E-mail, tdittman@tenaska.com.

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