FERC accepts AEP Texas interconnect deal for 100-MW Port Comfort project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 16 accepted a Sept. 20 filing by American Electric Power Service Corp., made on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., of a fully-executed ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Port Comfort Power LLC for a 100-MW, gas-fired project.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of this facility, which will be comprised of two 50-MW General Electric LM6000 gas turbines. Port Comfort Power’s Calhoun Substation will be located in Calhoun County about 4.5 miles south of Point Comfort, Texas. The substation will interconnect its plant facilities to AEP Texas Central’s adjacent Joslin Station. The Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure outside the station that terminates Port Comfort Power’s 138 kV transmission line from the substation.

There is no firm commercial operations date for the project in the agreement, with that date coming a certain time after achieving a prior milestone. 

A project contact listed in the agreement is: Port Comfort Power LLC, Mathew Whitaker, 5850 San Felipe, Suite 650, Houston, TX 77057, phone 713-400-7661, matt@castlemanpower.com.

That is contact information for Castleman Power Systems, which says about itself on its website: “Castleman Power Systems is a power developer and technology solutions provider for 25MW to 100MW utility and industrial power projects. Utilizing the expertise found within our team and leveraging the relationships with our strategic partners, Castleman Power Systems will provide optimum capital allocation and return on investment through a strategic mix of secondary market aeroderivative gas turbines and new and secondary market balance of plant equipment.”

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.