151-MW Old Settler Wind project in Texas may get test start on Jan. 13

The Old Settler Wind LLC affiliate of Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC on Jan. 9 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a notice that it will be a renewable energy credit generator out of its 151.2-MW project.

The filing lists the serial numbers of each of the 63 General Electric 2.4-MW wind turbines that make up the project. It said the project, located in Floyd County, is due for commercial operation around March 15, after a roughly Jan. 13 test energy startup.

Project contact information is: Old Settler Wind LLC c/o Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, 310 4th St. NE, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22902. A local project contact is: Robert Acosta, 1920 FM 786, Floydada, Texas 79235, phone 432-360-5570.

Old Settler Wind on Jan. 5 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator. The project consists of the GE turbines, as well as the limited interconnection facilities necessary to interconnect it with the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas grid. Old Settler will sell all of its output into the ERCOT market and will not sell any electricity outside of ERCOT.

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