Texas PUC to look Jan. 12 at sale of 110-MW OCI Alamo 6 solar project

Filed Dec. 9 by Public Utility Commission of Texas staff was a proposed order, on the docket for the Jan. 12 commission meeting, that would approve the sale of the OCI Alamo 6 solar project.

The parties will need to file any corrections or exceptions to this proposed order by Jan. 4. Notable is that the applicant asked for this approval by Dec. 16, since its project was due to go commercial around Dec. 31.

This order addresses the Oct. 17 application of Alamo 6 Solar Holdings LLC for approval of the purchase of 100% of the membership interests in OCI Solar San Antonio 6 LLC and therefore indirectly 100% of the membership interests in its wholly-owned subsidiary, OCI Alamo 6 LLC. Commission staff has recommended approval of the application.

OCI Alamo 6 is developing a solar project that will be interconnected into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power region. This is a 110.2-MW project in Pecos County. The project will be interconnected into ERCOT with LCRA Transmission Services Corp. LP as its transmission service provider.

OCI Solar Power LLC (the seller) owns 100% of the membership interests in OCI Solar San Antonio 6, which owns 100% of the membership interests in OCI Alamo 6. Under a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, seller intends to sell 100% of the membership interests in OCI Solar San Antonio 6, and thereby 100% of the membership interests in OCI Alamo 6, to Alamo 6 Solar Holdings, the applicant.

The applicant is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of BHE Solar LLC, which is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of BHE Renewables LLC. BHE Renewables is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which is a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

No protests, motions to intervene, or requests for hearing were filed in this docket.

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