Southern files interconnect deal for 80-MW First Solar project in Georgia

Southern Co. Services, on behalf of the electric utility subsidiaries of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), on April 10 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement dated March 27 with Clay Solar LLC for an 80-MW project.

In November 2013, Clay Solar had submitted an interconnection request for this solar photovoltaic (PV), inverter-based array. This facility will be located in Clay County, Georgia, and will have a nominal net capacity of 80 MW at the Point of Interconnection. The Point of Interconnection will be where the generator tie line terminates on the bus of the IC-326 Interconnecting Substation.

The targeted commercial operation date for this project is Nov. 26, 2016.

A developer contact is: Clay Solar, LLC c/o First Solar Inc., Attn: Mark Sajer, Director–Development, 11757 Katy Freeway / Suite 400, Houston, TX 77079, Phone (908) 918-9151, Email:

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