Texas Utilities


OCISP was selected by the City of San Antonio, acting through the largest municipal gas and electric provider in the U.S., CPS Energy, to develop 400 MWac of clean, renewable energy to serve about 70,000 homes. It was the first and remains the largest utility-scale solar project in Texas, made up of seven locations named Alamo 1 – 7.

Alamo 1

2361 S. Blue Wing Rd.

San Antonio, Texas 78221

Project Description: Alamo 1 represented the first stage of a 400 MWac solar PV project delivering clean, renewable energy to CPS Energy, the municipal utility for the City of San Antonio. This 39.2 MWac solar farm is made up of 167,680 modules on 2,260 single-axis and 1,932 dual-axis tracker rows. Commercial operations began in December 2013, serving approximately 8,820 homes. The Alamo 1 project is located south of San Antonio on 445 acres of privately owned land. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Alamo 1. We also oversee its operation and maintenance.

Financing: OCISP raised project-level debt for Alamo 1. The transaction was one of the first project financing deals closed for a large, utility-scale solar project.

MWac: 39.2

Energy Storage:

In August 2016, OCISP successfully commissioned an Energy Storage System (ESS) with a capacity of 1MW/250KWh. It is located within the Alamo 1 project boundary. OCISP has completed everything from project initiation, contract drafting, permitting, design, and construction and fully funded the investment cost.

The main purpose of the investment was to participate in and provide fast response in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market to adequately maintain a frequency stability of 60Hz.

Alamo 2

8203 Binz Engleman RD

Converse, Texas 78109

Project Description: Alamo 2 is generating power northeast of downtown San Antonio on 45 acres of land owned by the San Antonio River Authority. The 4.4 MWac project represented stage two of the portfolio of solar projects for CPS Energy. Commercial operations began in March of 2014 with power sold to CPS Energy for use in approximately 990 homes in San Antonio. This project contains 17,920 modules sitting on 448 dual-axis tracker rows. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Alamo 2. We also oversee its operation and maintenance.

Financing: OCISP monetized tax equity to a 3rd party investor.

MWac: 4.4

Alamo 3

5890 FM 1516

Converse, Texas 78103

Project Description: Alamo 3 achieved commercial operations in January 2015. The 5.5 MWac project is located on about 60 acres leased from the San Antonio River Authority and services about 1,238 homes, using 21,420 modules on 510 dual-axis trackers. This project is 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction.

Financing: OCISP sold 100% equity of the Alamo 3 project to Consolidated Edison.

MWac: 5.5

Alamo 4

1600 Ranch RD 334

Brackettville, Texas 78335

Project Description: Alamo 4 is located approximately 125 miles west of San Antonio in Bracketville on 600 acres of privately-owned land. The 39.6 MWac project contains 161,280 modules on 4,032 dual-axis tracker rows, and it began servicing 8,460 homes in August 2014. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Alamo 4.

Financing: OCISP raised project-level debt for Alamo 4. Upon leveraging the project, OCISP sold 80% equity of the Alamo 4 project to Consolidated Edison, retaining 20% ownership.

MWac: 39.6

Alamo 5

5069 FM 1023

Uvalde, Texas 78801

Project Description: Alamo 5 is located in Uvalde, about 98 miles southwest of San Antonio, on 1,000 acres of privately-owned land. The 95 MWac project services 21,375 homes using 378,000 modules on 9,000 dual-axis trackers. Commercial operations began in December 2015. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Alamo 5.

Financing: OCISP sold 100% equity of the project to Consolidated Edison.

MWac: 95.0

Alamo 6

1407 Nevill Cutoff RD

Iraan, Texas 79744

Project Description: Alamo 6 sits on 1,250 acres of private land in Pecos County, about 300 miles northwest of San Antonio. This project includes 438,480 modules on 10,440 dual-axis trackers, making this the largest dual-axis tracking solar project in the U.S. This project is also 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act. The power produced is used to service 24,795 homes in San Antonio. Alamo 6 began commercial operations in March 2017. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction.

Financing: OCISP sold 100% equity of the Alamo 6 project to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables.

MWac: 110.2

Alamo 7

11180 Loop RD

Haskell, Texas 79521

Project Description: Three hundred miles north of San Antonio, in Haskell, is our 106.4 MWac solar project. It sits on 1,230 acres of privately-owned land and began commercial operation in September 2016. Like all the other Alamo projects, the power is sold to CPS Energy and used in San Antonio, servicing 23,940 homes. There are 423,360 modules on 10,080 dual-axis trackers on site. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Alamo 7.

Financing: OCISP sold 100% equity of the Alamo 7 project to Consolidated Edison.

MWac: 106.4

ADDITIONAL PROJECT

Pearl

1407 Nevill Cutoff RD

Iraan, Texas 79744

Project Description: Pearl is a 50MWac solar project built adjacent to the Alamo 6 site in Pecos County. The project uses about 500 acres of land and includes 203,472 modules and 3,768 single-axis tracker rows, servicing about 35,000 homes. This project is also 100% in compliance with the Buy American Act. OCISP managed the development, design, procurement, and construction of Pearl.

Financing: OCISP sold 100% equity of the Pearl project to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables.

MWac: 50