Public Service said that the estimated cost of construction of the Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project, including the wind farm and Gen-Tie, is $707m in capital costs, plus an allowance for funds used during construction of about $38m, for a total of $745m.
According to the company, the total estimated conceptual cost of the project – the Wolf Glade 138-kV Extension, Wolf Glade substation, Relocated Cliffview 69-kV Tap, and associated improvements at the Jubal Early and Huffman substations – is about $38m, consisting of $13m for transmission line-related costs and $25m for substation-related costs.
The California ISO on Dec. 20 said that it and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) have signed a western Energy Imbalance Market implementation agreement that will be filed at FERC in January 2019 regarding PNM’s plans to join the EIM in April 2021.
FERC said that the Dec. 20 notice of proposed rulemaking safeguards its ability to prevent the potential exercise of market power by leaving in place important protections to ensure just and reasonable rates.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department noted that after careful evaluation of the 25 routes filed with the CCN application, it selected Route 24 as the route having the least-potential to impact fish and wildlife resources.
Bidders are encouraged to team up to offer a portfolio solution using multiple technologies, sizes, and implementation schedules, if that would provide the best value proposition, according to the RFP.
Sharyland Utilities, L.P., and Lubbock Power & Light on Dec. 19 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a joint application for a certificate of convenience and necessity for the proposed Wadsworth to New Oliver to Farmland 345-kV Transmission Line in Lubbock and Lynn counties in Texas, as well as for the proposed Southeast to New Oliver to Oliver 115-kV Transmission Line in Lubbock County.
The company said that while it is not proposing to make the electric vehicle (EV) pilot a permanent offering at this time, it remains committed to providing options to meet customer needs, while utilizing the information obtained during the pilot to evaluate options for EV drivers.