Sharyland files interconnect revision for downsized, 210-MW Unity Wind project

The scheduled commercial operation date for the project is Sept. 1, 2018

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Sharyland Utilities LP on Dec. 9 filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas a first revision to an ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement that had initially been worked out in September 2014 with Unity Wind LLC.

The changes in this revised deal include a new Point of Interconnection and some project schedule revisions. Under the revision, the scheduled commercial operation date for the project is Sept. 1, 2018.

The Unity Wind Project will interconnect at a new Sharyland substation located about 10 miles southeast of Vega in Deaf Smith County, Texas. This is a 210.1-MW project made up of Siemens SWT 2.3-MW-108-80 wind turbines. The SGIA noted that the number and size of the turbines can be changed, as long as the total nameplate capacity is no more than 210.1 MW.

Notable is that the September 2014 SGIA put the total capacity of this project at 240 MW and called for commercial operation in December 2015.

The manager of Unity Wind is Unity Holding LLC. The revised SGIA is signed by Melissa Miller.

Melissa Miller is President of Miller Wind & Renewables LLC, which says about itself on its website: "Experienced in all aspects of wind project development, Miller Wind provides development expertise to developers, landowners, government entities, contractors and other stakeholders."

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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