Tres Amigas LLC has submitted filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the Tres Amigas SuperStation, a renewable energy transmission hub.
The SuperStation will be located in Clovis, N.M., and will provide the capability to transfer thousands of megawatts of power between three U.S. power grids: the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Interconnection and the Texas Interconnection (also known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT).
The filings made by Tres Amigas request that FERC provide Tres Amigas LLC with negotiated rate authority over the sale of transmission rights through the SuperStation to allow power to be scheduled between the three U.S. power grids; and preserve the status quo by disclaiming jurisdiction over ERCOT following its connection to the Tres Amigas project.
Following FERC approval, the company will begin negotiating with transmission companies that would like to connect to the SuperStation. Tres Amigas currently has letters of intent with four transmission companies and is in discussions with others. The project is expected to be completed and operational by the end of 2014.
SOURCE: Tres Amigas LLC