Pattern Development wins FERC approval for Southern Cross Transmission Project

Pattern Energy Group LP said its Southern Cross transmission project won final regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Pattern Development is developing the Southern Cross project to add a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission tie between ERCOT in Texas and the transmission grid deep in the southeastern U.S. by 2019.

 

The orders issued by FERC on May 15, 2014 followed a compliance filing earlier this year and are in response to applications initially filed by Pattern Development in September, 2011.

FERC announced four orders: 1) directing the city of Garland, Texas to interconnect with Southern Cross; 2) directing Oncor Electric Delivery Co. (Oncor) and CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC  to provide transmission service for power flows into and out of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT); 3) approving an associated offer of settlement among the parties; and 4) affirming that neither the order nor the offer of settlement would cause ERCOT, Oncor, CenterPoint, or any other ERCOT utility or other entity that is not already a public utility to become a “public utility” as that term is defined by section 201 of the Federal Power Act and subject to the jurisdiction of FERC for any purpose other than for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of sections 210 and 211 of the FPA.

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