163-MW Astra Wind project in Texas due to go commercial on Feb. 1

Astra Wind LLC, in a Jan. 9 filing with the Public Utility of Commission declaring itself as a renewable energy creditor generator, said its 163.2-MW project is due for commercial operation on Feb. 1.

The filing lists the serial numbers of its General Electric 2.4-MW wind turbines, with each due for commercial operation on Feb. 1. The project is in Deaf Smith, Castro and Randall counties.

Astra Wind on Nov. 28, 2016, also filed a registration as a power generator with the Texas commission.

A listed project contact is: Leandro Alves, 1212 New York Avenue N.W., Suite 550, Washington DC, 20005, lalves@falvez.com, phone 202-618-7143, fax 866-920-8112.

Sharyland Utilities LP on Sep. 9, 2016, filed with the Texas commission an amendment to an interconnection agreement with Happy Whiteface Wind LLC that, among other things, changed the name of the project development company and the generating capacity of the wind turbines to be used. The new project company name is Astra Wind. The filing indicates that this was a name change for the existing company and isn’t a new developer. Alves is a listed contact person in the interconnection change. The Jan. 9 filing has a map that still refers to this as the Happy Whiteface Wind Farm project. The project’s Point of Interconnection is in Deaf Smith County, at Sharyland’s Windmill Substation.

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