Sharyland files delayed project timetable for 200-MW Horizon Wind project

Sharyland Utilities LP on Dec. 2 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas Amendment No. 3 to a Generation Interconnection Agreement with Horizon Wind Energy Panhandle I LLC that changes the project development timetable.

The underlying agreement was filed for this project in March 2014. Amendments No. 1 and No. 2 were filed in June 2015 and June 2016, respectively. This Amendment No. 3 sets forth an amended Exhibit B, which covers the project development schedule.

The revised Exhibit B notes: “The Parties acknowledge that EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), formerly known as Horizon Wind Energy, LLC, and the parent company of Generator, and Sharyland were parties to that certain Developer Agreement entered into as of May 2010 (‘CREZ Developer Agreement’), pursuant to which EDPR NA provided ‘Transmission Facility Collateral’. The Parties agreed that the Generator’s provision of engineering and design security was deemed to be ‘IA Collateral’ as defined in the CREZ Developer Agreement. The Generator provided engineering and design security, allowing Sharyland to release and cancel the ‘Transmission Facility Collateral’ provided by EDP Renewables North America LLC pursuant to the CREZ Developer Agreement.”

Under the revision filed Dec. 2, the scheduled trial operation dates for the project are between Sept. 2, 2018, and Oct. 30, 2018. The scheduled commercial operation date is Oct. 31, 2018.

The June 22 revision said the scheduled trial operation dates were in the Sept. 2, 2017-Oct. 30, 2017 period. The scheduled commercial operation date at that point was Oct. 31, 2017. The original GIA from March 2014 had a commercial operation target date of Oct. 31, 2016.

The underlying agreement covers the Silver Canyon Wind Farm, which has a point of interconnection located in Briscoe County, Texas, at Sharyland’s Tule Canyon Substation. The project has a nominal 200 MW capacity. It consists of five groups of 20 Vestas VCS V110 2-MW turbines.

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