Interconnect deal filed for 450-MW Halyard project in Texas

A Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement between Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC and Halyard Energy Henderson LLC for a 450-MW project was filed April 1 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Under the SGIA, the scheduled commercial operation date for the project is June 1, 2018.

The project’s Point of Interconnection to the Oncor system will be located in Henderson County, Texas, in Halyard’s 345 kV plant switchyard at the terminals of Halyard’s 345 kV bus near the fence separating Oncor’s Caddo Creek Switching Station from the Halyard switchyard.

The project consists of two generating units rated at 225 MW (nominal) each. These will be General Electric 7FA.05 combustion turbines.

Listed contact information is: Halyard Energy Henderson LLC, Attn: Christopher M. DePodesta, 1200 Smith Street, Suite 1600, Houston, TX 77002, Fax: 713-353-4601, Phone: 713-353-8757, cdepodesta@halyardenergy.com.

Halyard Energy Ventures LLC announced Jan. 12 that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) had issued an air quality permit authorizing the construction and operation of the Halyard Henderson Energy Center (HHEC) in Henderson County. It said the HHEC will be a natural gas-fired, simple-cycle facility. It has received all permits required to begin construction, including its air quality permit and water supply permit.

The project is located within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). TCEQ records show the plant site is located on County Road 4402, approximately 0.30 miles west of the intersection of County Road 4402 and Texas Farm to Market 2588, near Larue in Henderson County.

“With five natural-gas developments underway and two of them fully permitted, we are taking a lead in delivering added capacity to meet energy demand within ERCOT,” said Karl Dahlstrom, partner at Halyard. “Our projects deliver flexible, quick-start, efficient peaking capacity to complement renewable power in the market.”

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Halyard Energy Ventures was formed to manage the greenfield development, construction and operation of a portfolio of five gas-fired simple-cycle power plant projects within ERCOT. The principals of Halyard have a long track record of developing commercial scale power plants from inception to operation.

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