AEP works out interconnect for 150-MW SunEdison project in Texas

Big solar photovoltaic project to be located near Fort Stockton

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North Co. (TNC), filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 18 a fully executed standard generation interconnection agreement dated Jan. 26 with Buckthorn Westex LLC for a 150-MW solar project.

The agreement provides for the electrical interconnection of a planned 150-MW solar facility. The facility’s Riggins Substation is located in Pecos County approximately 11.5 miles northeast of Fort Stockton, Texas. Once the facilities are completed and energized, the Point of Interconnection will be located at the deadend structure inside TSP’s Fort Stockton Station that terminates Buckthorn Westex’s 138-kV transmission line that will run from the Substation.

The agreement says the project will be made up of SunEdison photovoltaic modules. The contact information for the development company is for SunEdison. The commercial operation target date is non-specific, coming 21 months after unspecified dates for equipment procurement and start of construction.

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.