Recurrent Energy unit files EWG notice for 150-MW Roserock solar project

Company says this 150-MW project is due for a commercial operations start in July 2016

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RE Roserock LLC, which is developing a 150-MW solar project in Texas, on Jan. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status.

This EWG declaration relates to its ownership and operation of an approximately 150-MW solar photovoltaic facility and related assets located in Pecos County, Texas, which is within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) balancing authority area.

Roserock anticipates that the facility will commence commercial operation by July 2016. It will be interconnected to the distribution system owned by a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and all of the output from the facility will be sold exclusively at wholesale under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy.

Roserock is wholly owned by Recurrent Energy Development Holdings LLC, whose membership interests are wholly owned by Recurrent Energy LLC.

A company contact is: Mitchell Randall, General Counsel, Recurrent Energy LLC, 300 California Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, Phone: (415) 675-1500, legal@recurrentenergy.com.

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North, filed on Jan. 7 at FERC a fully executed standard generation interconnection agreement with RE Roserock. The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of a planned 157.7-MW solar facility. The facility’s Clovis Substation is to be located in Pecos County approximately 25 miles west of Fort Stockton, Texas. Once the permanent facilities are completed and energized, the permanent Point of Interconnection will be located approximately 4.5 miles from AEP Texas North's Barrilla Junction 138-kV Station.

RE Roserock on Jan. 21 filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission its registration as a power generator, attaching to it the Jan. 20 EWG filing with FERC.

Barry Cassell
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Barry Cassell

Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 26 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Barry can be reached at barryc@pennwell.com.

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