NACEL first submitted its plan of interconnection to SPS earlier in 2009 (see Company’s Form 8-K filed on June 18, 2009). After considering NACEL’s submission, SPS provided NACEL with a scope of work, including a detailed cost estimate of the transmission equipment and engineering resources required to accommodate the Blue Creek project. Following an internal review, NACEL then formally executed the necessary document from SPS, accepting the scope of work without revision, and additionally forwarded
$135,000 for the immediate commencement of the work to be performed by SPS.
SPS estimates a period of 24 weeks before all engineering and the installation and modification of equipment in conjunction with the interconnection is to be completed.
NACEL Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Turner, Ph.D., stated:
"NACEL’s work at our Blue Creek wind energy : project, located in Moore County, Texas, began in 2008. In the months leading to today’s announcement, and in a time-frame understood in our industry to be tight, NACEL has nevertheless achieved an important project milestone; the commencement of the work required to connect Blue Creek to the electric grid."
The Company cautions that additional milestones remain to be undertaken and completed prior to project commissioning (operations) at Blue Creek, anticipated for the third quarter of 2010, or later depending upon future events. Such milestones include the completion of the aforementioned interconnection work, obtaining a power purchase agreement and consummating turbine (debt) financing.
About NACEL Energy Corporation (OTCBB: NCEN)
NACEL Energy is one of the first publicly traded companies in America exclusively developing clean, renewable, utility scale wind power. NACEL Energy : has commenced work on its new Snowflake project in Arizona in addition to Leila Lakes, Hedley Pointe, Swisher, Channing Flats and Blue Creek, all located in the Texas Panhandle. NACEL Energy anticipates generating 120 MW, or more, of new wind power : upon their completion. In addition, the Company is assessing the feasibility of additional project opportunities in Kansas, Illinois and internationally in the Dominican Republic. NACEL Energy was founded in 2006 and successfully completed its IPO in December of 2007.