200-MW Javelina Wind Energy II project in Texas due to go commercial Nov. 11

Javelina Wind Energy II LLC told the Public Utility Commission of Texas in a Sept. 20 registration as a renewable energy credit producer that its 200-MW wind project is due for commercial operation on Nov. 11 of this year.

The brief filing lists all one hundred General Electric 2-MW wind turbines that make up this project, with each shown as due to go commercial on Nov. 11.

A listed project contact is: Ingrid Chapman, Senior Business Manager, 700 Universe Blvd, FEB/JB Juno Beach, FL 33408, phone 561-694-3513. That is contact information for NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

Javelina Wind Energy II on Sept. 20 filed separately a registration with the Texas commission as a power generator for its project in Webb County. That application also has NextEra contact information.

Notable is that Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) on Jan. 12 filed with the Texas commission a revised Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Javelina Interconnection LLC that covers temporary interconnection facilities that will be built and operated before permanent ones are established. Javelina Interconnection was acting as the agent for Javelina Wind Energy LLC (representing Phase I of a wind project) and Albercas Wind Energy II LLC (representing Phase II). Javelina Wind Energy worked out an original SGIA with ETT in 2014.

The Bordas and Albercas substations of these project companies will be located in Webb County, near Laredo. The total project size is 449.7 MW, broken down as:

  • Phase I – 249.7 MW, made up of eleven 1.79-MW GE wind turbines and 115 GE 2-MW turbines; and
  • Phase II – 200 MW, consisting of 100 GE 2-MW turbines.

The contact information for the development companies is for NextEra Energy Resources, including Megan Kiernan, megan.kiernan@nee.com. ETT is part of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).

Incidentally, Javelina Wind Energy LLC said in a December 2015 registration filed with the Texas commission as a renewable energy generator that its 249.7-MW wind project was due for commercial operation that month. The project is located in mainly Webb County, with a slight overlap of the project area in both Zapata and Jim Hogg counties. The NextEra website shows this as an operating facility.

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