FERC accepts interconnect deal for 30-MW Pawpaw Solar project in Georgia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 17 accepted a July 27 filing by Southern Company Services of an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with Southern Power, a fellow Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary that is developing the 30-MW Pawpaw Solar project.

This solar facility is to be located in Taylor County, Ga., and consists of a solar photovoltaic, inverter-based generator array, with a nominal net capacity of 30 MW at the Point of Interconnection. The Point of Interconnection will be where the generator tie line terminates on the 46-kV bus of the Butler Substation.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date under the LGIA is Oct. 27, 2016.

One of the listed project contacts in the July 27 filing is: Southern Power Co., 600 North 18th Street / 15N-8820, Birmingham, AL 35291, Attn: Joe R. Styslinger, SPC Asset Management & Trading.

Southern Power on June 1 had announced the acquisition of this project from Longview Solar LLC. To be located on approximately 416 acres in Taylor County, the Pawpaw Solar Facility is expected to consist of approximately 137,000 polycrystalline solar modules from Trina Solar, mounted on single-axis tracking tables manufactured by NEXTracker. Once completed, operation and maintenance will be managed by Southern Power. DEPCOM Power will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

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