OCI Solar Power’s solar development project, Alamo I, in San Antonio, Texas, is underway. At 41 MW, Alamo I represents the first phase of a 400 MW solar power project delivering clean, renewable energy to CPS Energy, the municipal utility for the city, under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The overall solar development project includes working with the community not only to secure a renewable, cost effective solar power source, but also to drive more than $100 million long-term economic development investment. Alamo I, the first phase of the project, will be completed by mid 2013, and plans for the remaining megawatts will be built through 2016. The project will create more than 800 permanent jobs.
“The development of Alamo I is an exciting project,” said Tony Dorazio, president of OCI Solar Power. “Its long-term impact on the area – boosting the economy and creating jobs – reinforces our commitment to the communities we serve.”
Newest to the list of partners is Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), who recently were given a Notice to Proceed by OCI Solar Power on their engineering, procurement and construction agreement.
“We’re very proud to partner with RES Americas,” said Dorazio. “Combining their renewable energy expertise with our solar power development knowledge – and along with each of our other partner’s capabilities and experience – will allow us to expand our energy portfolio and to better serve our current and prospective customers.”
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.