In a statement posted on FERC’s website, the McIntyre family said, in part: “We would like to thank Chairman Chatterjee, all the FERC Commissioners, and the entire FERC family for their hard work every day for the American people, and for their faithful support of Kevin during his time at the Commission, especially in the last few months.”
As noted in the Jan. 4 notice of approval, AEP Texas last October filed an application to amend its CCN to build a 138-kV transmission line from the proposed AEP Texas Tardis switching station to an interconnection point on the existing Benjamin Tap transmission line.
Initial studies for the project include alternatives for about five miles of 138-kV transmission line and a substation in the industrial park near Danville, the company said, adding that the new line would connect an existing Appalachian Power transmission line to the new substation.
The estimated total proposed investment associated with APCo’s GT Plan is about $415.4m in capital investment and $26.3m in operations and maintenance investment, according to the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s order.
Detailed engineering and property owner negotiations resulted in seven areas of change to the preferred route, the company said, adding that those changes comprise three categories: engineering adjustments; a shift to rebuild on existing centerline rather than offset, or to the other side of the existing centerline within the existing right of way (ROW); and reroutes that deviate from the existing or initially proposed ROW.
In response to the governor’s statement, Con Edison spokesperson Allan Drury told TransmissionHub on Jan. 2, “We are examining the equipment thoroughly to determine the cause of the failure and will share our findings with the Commission and the public.”
The company said that the certificate needs to be amended to accommodate reroutes and adjustments to the approved route that have resulted after detailed engineering and property owner negotiations.