Apex makes turbine, schedule changes for Patriot Wind project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., filed on Nov. 7 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Second Amended and Restated ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement dated Oct. 13, 2016, with Patriot Wind Farm LLC.

The revision makes several changes from the priot agreement, including: 

  • changing the Schedule Trial Operation Date of Exhibit “B” from Sept. 5, 2016, to June 3, 2017;
  • changing the Schedule Commercial Operation Date of Exhibit “B” from Dec. 30, 2016, to Aug. 15, 2017;
  • revisions to Exhibit “C” to reflect the change in plant capacity from 180 MW to 178.35 MW and the number and size of generating units from 90 units at 2.0 MW each to 58 units at 3.075 MW each; and
  • revisions to Exhibit “C” to reflect the change in the type of generating units from Vestas V110 2.0 MW wind turbines to Acciona 3.075 MW wind turbines.

The amended agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of this planned 178.35-MW wind farm and the project developer’s Shaffer Substation in Nueces County, Texas. The Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure outside AEP Texas Central’s Nelson Sharpe Station that terminates the generator’s 345-kV transmission line from the substation.

Project contact information is: Patriot Wind Farm LLC c/o Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, Attn: Andrea Miller, VP Asset Management, 310 4th St. NE Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22902, 24 Hour Phone 434-328-2305, andrea.miller@apexcleanenergy.com.

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