The project would involve a capital investment of about $80m, Morgnec Road Solar said, adding that construction is estimated to be complete prior to December 2021, subject to permitting restrictions.
As noted in the final decision, Prevailing Wind Park on May 30 filed an application with the commission for an energy facility permit for an up to 219.6-MW nameplate capacity wind energy facility to be located in Hutchinson County, Bon Homme County, and Charles Mix County in South Dakota, known as the Prevailing Wind Park Project.
The project includes the construction and operation of about seven miles of new 230-kV, double-circuit transmission line from the existing Santan-Browning 230-kV line to a new substation – RS-31 – located east of the Loop 202/SR-24 interchange and terminating at the permitted, future Abel-Pfister-Ball 230-kV line.
The Arizona Corporation Commission, in a Nov. 27 order, approved – with modification – a certificate of environmental compatibility issued by the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee for Tucson Electric Power’s proposed Sonoran Substation to Wilmot Energy Center 138-kV Transmission Line Project.
Sharyland said that it would build the project to connect its existing Clearfork switchyard to Sharyland’s proposed Dog House switchyard in order to serve a new transmission service customer, Prospero Energy, LLC, which will interconnect its 300-MW solar project to the Dog House switchyard.
To determine eligibility, applicants must answer questions and provide supporting documents, studies, certifications, and/or narratives, the BPU said, adding that each unit must also, for instance, be licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission through 2030.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, in Nov. 19 comments concerning the proposed Abernathy to Wadsworth 345-kV Transmission Line, said that it recommends that the Public Utility Commission of Texas select a route that would minimize adverse impacts to natural resources, such as Alternative Route 2.