DALLAS, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nogales Frontier Operations, L.L.C. ("Nogales Operations") announced today that it has commenced an open solicitation process for its capacity on the Nogales Interconnection Project ("Project"). Nogales Operations intends to allocate up to 100% of its capacity rights to customers through an open and transparent capacity allocation process. Interested parties can learn more about the Project's open solicitation process and how to participate by visiting http://www.nogales-os.com.
In order to obtain transmission capacity rights on the Nogales Interconnection Project, interested parties must submit a non-binding Expression of Interest Form by August 31, 2017.
About the Project
The Nogales Interconnection Project is a proposed direct current interconnection (commonly known as a DC Tie) and associated electric facilities, which will allow for an asynchronous interconnection between the electric grid in southern Arizona and the electric grid in the northwest region of Mexico.
The Project will include (i) a new, approximately 11-acre Gateway Substation where the DC Tie and other substation facilities will be located; (ii) a new, approximately 3-mile, 138-kilovolt (kV) alternating current (AC) transmission line between the existing UNS Electric, Inc. (UNSE) Valencia Substation and the new Gateway Substation, and; (iii) a new, approximately 2-mile, 230-kV AC transmission line extending south from the new Gateway Substation to the proposed international border crossing.
The Project will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will include DC Tie capacity of 150 MW with a planned in-service date of 2019. The second phase, to be constructed at a time that has not yet been determined, will expand the DC Tie capacity to 300 MW.
Additional information about the Project and related facilities is available at http://www.huntpower.com/nogalesdctie.aspx.
About Nogales Operations
Nogales Operations is privately-owned by Hunter L. Hunt and other members of the family of Ray L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas, and is managed by Hunter L. Hunt.
Contact: Paul Schulze
SOURCE Nogales Frontier Operations, L.L.C.