FERC accepts interconnect for 143-MW Southern Power solar project in Georgia

On Sept. 17, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted a July 27 filing by Southern Company Services of an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with fellow Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power for the 143-MW Taylor Solar Facility I project.

This generating facility, to be located in Taylor County, Ga., consists of a solar photovoltaic, inverter-based generator array, with a nominal net capacity of 143 MW at the Point of Interconnection. The Point of Interconnection will be where the generator tie line terminates on the bus of the IC-394 Interconnecting Substation.

The project’s targeted commercial operation date under the LGIA is Oct. 31, 2016.

A project contact listed in the agreement is: Southern Power Co., 600 North 18th Street / 15N-8198, Birmingham, AL 35291, Attn: Warren Whitson, SPC Transmission.

The unregulated Southern Power subsidiary of Southern Co. has a number of solar projects ready for or in construction, said Southern Co. in its Aug. 5 Form 10-Q report for the second quarter filed with the SEC. Southern Power’s construction projects are:

  • Taylor County project, developed by Southern Power, 146 MW (nameplate), located in Taylor County (Georgia), expected commercial operation in Q4 2016, power to be sold to Cobb, Flint and Sawnee electric membership corporations;
  • Decatur Parkway project, project seller is TradeWind Energy, 84 MW (nameplate), Decator County (Georgia), expected commercial operation in December 2015, customer is Georgia Power;
  • Decatur County project, seller is TradeWind Energy, 20 MW (nameplate), Decatur County (Georgia), commercial in December 2015, customer is Georgia Power;
  • Butler project, sellers are CERSM LLC and Community Energy, 103 MW (nameplate), Taylor County (Georgia), commercial in December 2016, customer is Georgia Power;
  • Pawpaw project, seller is Longview Solar LLC, 30 MW (nameplate), Taylor County (Georgia), commercial in December 2015, customer is Georgia Power; and
  • Butler Solar Farm, seller is Strata Solar Development LLC, 20 MW (nameplate), Taylor County (Georgia), commercial in December 2015, customer is Georgia Power.