SANTA FE, N.M. – December 9, 2009 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it has submitted filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the Tres Amigas SuperStation, America’s first renewable energy transmission hub. The SuperStation will be located in Clovis, New Mexico and will for the first time provide the capability to transfer thousands of megawatts of power between the three U.S. power grids – or “Interconnections” – known as 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.