FERC accepts new interconnect for 112-MW CED Alamo 7 solar project in Texas

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 16 accepted a Sept. 20 filing by American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas North Co., of a fully executed First Amended and Restated ERCOT Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with CED Alamo 7 LLC.

Under the original interconnection agreement, OCI Alamo 7 LLC was a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCI Solar San Antonio 7 LLC, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCI Solar Power LLC (OCISP). On Jan. 8, 2016, OCISP sold 100% of its equity interests in Solar San Antonio to CED Texas Holdings 7 LLC, an affiliate of Consolidated Edison Development (ConEd). On Jan. 12, 2016, ConEd changed the name of “OCI Alamo 7 LLC” to “CED Alamo 7 LLC.”

The agreement, which has undergone several revisions, provides for the electrical interconnection of a planned 112-MW solar generation plant. The project developer’s Solara Substation will be located in Haskell County approximately 12.5 miles northeast of Stamford, Texas. Once the permanent facilities are completed and energized, the permanent Point of Interconnection will be located at the dead-end structure outside AEP Texas North’s Hendrick Station that terminates the project company’s 138 kV transmission line from the substation.

There is no firm scheduled commercial operation date for the project in the revised GIA, with that coming after prior milestones are achieved. 

A project contact is: CED Alamo 7 LLC, O&M/Construction Manager, 2361 Letter B Road, McCamey, Texas 79752, phone: 800 285 1004, brennand@coneddev.com.

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