Oncor files interconnect deal for 579-MW Van Alstyne peaker project in Texas

Filed Nov. 1 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas was a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement between Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC and the developer of the Van Alstyne Energy Center, dated Oct. 19, for a gas-fired power project. 

The Van Alstyne Energy Center project would have a Point of Interconnection located in Grayson County, Texas, near Oncor’s Ballard Road Switching Station in the Anna-Valley 345-kV transmission line section.

The project will include three General Electric 186-MW, gas-fired combustion turbines, model 7FA.04. The project’s scheduled commercial operation date under this agreement is June 1, 2018.

A listed project contact is: North Country Peakers Operating Co. 1 LLC, Attn: Jason Pillai, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1800, Houston, TX 77010, phone (713) 485-8630, jpillai@quantumug.com.

Says the website of Quantum Utility Generation: "The fully permitted Van Alstyne Energy Center is a 579 MW simple-cycle gas-fired electric generating facility located in Grayson County, TX. The facility will consist of three highly-efficient, -clean 193 MW GE FA.04 gas turbines with AGC, evaporative cooling and dry low NOx burners. Upon completion, this facility will support peak energy demands in the North Zone of ERCOT. The facility is anticipated to become operational in the 2017-2018 timeframe."

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