Southern Company Subsidiary Acquires 120-MW Texas Solar Project

 Southern Company Subsidiary Acquires 120-MW Texas Solar Project

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has acquired the company’s second Texas solar project.

The 120-MW East Pecos Solar Facility is being constructed on about 1,000 acres in Pecos County.  The project is expected to include about 1.2 million First Solar thin-film photovoltaic solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables.

First Solar is building the project and will operate and maintain the facility upon completion.

Construction began in February, with the project expected online by the end of the year.

Electricity generated by East Pecos Solar Facility and the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) are being sold under a 15-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy, which has the option to keep or sell the RECs.

Last November, Southern Power announced its acquisition of a controlling interest in the company’s first Texas solar project, the 157-MW Roserock Solar Facility.

Since 2012, Southern Power has added or announced more than 3,800 MW of renewable energy projects.

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