Rockland Capital buys 285-MW Victoria WLE power plant in Texas

Victoria WLE LP, which has a power plant in Texas, on June 24 notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of a change in facts related to its exempt wholesale generator (EWG) status.

On June 1, Redback Power LLC and Redback Power LP LLC, which are subsidiaries of Rockland Power Partners II LP, purchased all of the interests in Victoria WLE. Victoria WLE owns a 285 MW (summer) generation facility located within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and sells all of its output within ERCOT.

Victoria WLE filed this notice of change in facts to update the list of incidental activities in which it may engage. This change in facts does not affect its EWG status, the company said.

A company contact is: Will Zapalac, Rockland Capital LLC, 24 Waterway Avenue, Suite 800, The Woodlands, TX 77380, Tel: 281.863.9007,

Said Victoria WLE in its original EWG notice filed with the commission in April 2004: “The Facility consists of three natural gas fired steam generating units with a maximum net capability of 491 MW located within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) near Victoria, Texas, and includes limited interconnecting transmission facilities necessary to deliver electric energy from the Facility’s generator terminals to the [AEP Texas Central Co.]-owned grid. The Facility is currently mothballed; however, to the extent the Facility is brought on-line, it will provide power exclusively to wholesale customers in ERCOT.”

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