Sharyland files revision for interconnect on 200-MW EDP wind project in Texas

Sharyland Utilities LP on June 22 filed, with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Amendment No. 2 to a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Horizon Wind Energy Panhandle I LLC that, among other things, sets a commercial operation target date for a 200-MW project.

The underlying agreement was filed for this project in March 2014, and Amendment No. 1 was filed on June 8, 2015.

Said the revision filed June 22: “The Parties acknowledge that EDP Renewables North America LLC (‘EDPR NA’), formerly known as Horizon Wind Energy, LLC, and the parent company of Generator, and Sharyland are parties to that certain Developer Agreement entered into as of May 2010 (‘CREZ Developer Agreement’), pursuant to which EDPR NA provided ‘Transmission Facility Collateral’. The Parties agree that the Generator’s provision of engineering and design security is deemed to be ‘IA Collateral’ as defined in the CREZ Developer Agreement. Upon receipt of the Generator’s engineering and design security, Sharyland will release and cancel the ‘Transmission Facility Collateral’ provided by EDP Renewables North America LLC pursuant to the CREZ Developer Agreement.”

The revision says the scheduled trial operation dates are in the Sept. 2, 2017-Oct. 30, 2017 period. The scheduled commercial operation date is currently Oct. 31, 2017. The original GIA from March 2014 had a commercial operation target date of Oct. 31, 2016.

The underlying agreement covers the Silver Canyon Wind Farm, which has a point of interconnection located in Briscoe County, Texas, at Sharyland’s Tule Canyon Substation. The project has a nominal 200 MW capacity. It consists of five groups of 20 Vestas VCS V110 2-MW turbines.

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