OCI Solar registers 100-MW project in Texas with state commission

OCI Alamo 5 LLC on Jan. 13 registered as a renewable energy generator with the Texas Public Utility Commission its 100-MW (ac) Downie Ranch Solar project in Uvalde County, Texas.

The project, also known as the Alamo 5 project and backed by OCI Solar Power, has a commercial operation target date of Aug. 1, 2015. The project components are being supplied by KACO New Energy, with Mortenson Construction as a contractor.

A project contact listed in the Jan. 13 filing is: Paul M. Whitacre, Vice President, Operations, 300 Convent Street, Suite 1900, San Antonio, TX 78205, Office: 210-453-3115.

Filed on Dec. 18, 2014, at the Texas commission was a Standard Generator Interconnection Agreement between LCRA Transmission Services and OCI Alamo 6 LLC for a 160-MW (ac) solar project in Pecos County. That agreement covers two project phases:

  • Phase I – 110 MW (ac) in size to be in commercial operation by May 31, 2016; and
  • Phase II – 50 MW (ac) in size to be commercially operating by Sept. 30, 2016.

The project will interconnect to the grid at LCRA’s new TSC Tunas Creek Substation in Pecos County.

A project contact listed in that filing is: OCI Alamo 6 LLC, Attn: Paul Whitacre, Vice President of Operations, 300 Convent Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, Fax: 210-453-3240, phone: 210-453-3115, pwhitacre@ocisolarpower.com.

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