Electric Transmission Texas files interconnect for 182 MW Midway Solar project

Electric Transmission Texas filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas on Oct. 4 a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with Midway Solar for a 182 MW (net at the point of interconnection) project in Pecos County.

The SGIA has no firm commercial operation target date, with that coming a certain time after the achievement of other project milestones.

Midway Solar’s Waymark Substation, needed to support this project, will be located in Pecos County, about 0.5 miles east of the intersection of Ranch Road 1901 and Co-op Road. The substation will interconnect with a 345 kV transmission line that runs for about five miles out of ETT’s Bakersfield 345 kV Station.

The project will be made up of 65 inverters at 2.8 MW (ac) each, fed by the output from Hanwha Q Cells photovoltaic panels.

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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 24 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.

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