FERC accepts interconnect deal for NextEra’s White Oak Solar project in Georgia

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 21 accepted an Aug. 10 filing by Southern Company Services of an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with White Oak Solar LLC for a 76.5-MW project interconnecting into the Georgia Power system.

Georgia Power, like Southern Company Services, is a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO). In March 2014, White Oak Solar submitted an interconnection request to Southern to interconnect a solar photovoltaic (PV), inverter-based generator array.

This facility is to be located in Burke County, Ga., and have a nominal net capacity of 76.5 MW at the Point of Interconnection. White Oak Solar is to provide an acceptable site to Georgia Power for the new IC-339 Interconnecting Substation with all ingress/egress rights.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date under this agreement is Nov. 20, 2016.

Project contact information is: White Oak Solar LLC c/o NextEra Energy Resources LLC, Attn: Business Management, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408.

Georgia Power in October 2014 had filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission for approval of several power purchase agreements (PPAs), including a 30-year PPA with White Oak Solar that will provide energy and capacity benefits and the related renewable energy credits (RECs) from a 76.5-MW solar facility beginning on Dec. 31, 2016.

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