Southern ends interconnect deals for two 20-MW First Solar projects in Georgia

Southern Company Services on May 24 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of termination of a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement with Wheeler Solar LLC dated June 29, 2015, for the McRae Solar Project (under queue number IC-286).

On Feb. 8, First Solar, the corporate parent of Wheeler Solar, notified Southern that it wanted to terminate the Interconnection Agreement. The letter didn’t say why the termination was being sought.

The agreement covered a planned solar facility located in Wheeler County, Georgia, that was to consist of a solar photovoltaic (PV), inverter-based generator array, with a nominal net capacity of 20 MW (net) at the Point of Interconnection. It was to interconnect with Southern affiliate Georgia Power.

Southern Company Services on May 24 also filed with FERC a termination notice for a Small Generator Interconnection Agreement with Wheeler Solar dated June 29, 2015, for the Wheeler Solar Project (queue number IC-288). On Feb. 8, First Solar notified Southern that it also wanted to terminate this agreement. This second deal also covered a 20-MW (net) solar facility located in Wheeler County, Georgia.

A project contact in both cases is: Wheeler Solar LLC c/o First Solar Inc., Attn: Mark Sajer, Director–Development, 11757 Katy Freeway / Suite 400, Houston, TX 77079.

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