AEP files revised interconnect for 150-MW Rocksprings wind project in Texas

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., filed with FERC a fully executed Second Amended and Restated ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Rocksprings Val Verde Wind LLC.

The changes in this revised agreement include:

  • Changing the In-Service Date for the Permanent Facilities of Exhibit “B” from twenty-four (24) months to twenty-eight (28) months from the date that all applicable conditions have been satisfied
  • Changing the In-Service Date for the Temporary Facilities of Exhibit “B” from twelve (12) months to twenty-one (21) months from the date that all applicable conditions have been satisfied
  • Changing the Scheduled Trial Operation Date of Exhibit “B” from twelve (12) months to twenty-two (22) months from the date that all applicable conditions have been satisfied
  • Changing the Scheduled Commercial Operation Date of Exhibit “B” from fourteen (14) months to twenty-four (24) months from the date that all applicable conditions have been satisfied
  • Revisions to Exhibit “C” Interconnection Details, Section 4 to reflect the change in plant capacity from a nominal 149.24 MW to maximum of 150 MW as measured at the Point of Interconnection

The amended agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of this planned 150-MW wind facility. Rocksprings Val Verde’s Fermi Substation will be located in Val Verde County approximately 30 miles north of Del Rio, Texas. The temporary Point of Interconnection will be located at the jumper connection between the existing Hamilton Road to Sonora 138 kV transmission line and the project developer’s 138 kV transmission line built to a point underneath the Hamilton Road to Sonora 138 kV transmission line. The permanent Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure inside AEP’s Maxwell 138 kV station that terminates the project developer’s 138 kV transmission line from the substation.

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