Campo Verde Solar seeks FERC approvals for 139-MW project

Campo Verde Solar LLC on May 23 applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for various approvals related to its in-construction, 139-MW solar project in California.

The requests included approval of market-based rate authority from this 139-MW photovoltaic located near El Centro in Imperial County, Calif. The facility and related interconnection infrastructure are currently under construction. It will interconnect to the transmission system operated by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

“Upon completion (anticipated in the Fall of 2013), the full output of the Solar Facility will be committed to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (‘SDG&E’) under a twenty-year agreement (‘PPA’),” said the company. “In addition, Applicant intends to self-certify the Solar Facility for status as a Qualifying Facility (‘QF’) with the Commission prior to completion of construction.”

Campo Verde Solar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Turner Renewable Energy LLC (STRE), which is managed by Southern Renewable Energy (SRE). STRE and SRE are subsidiaries of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO). Southern Power Co. (SPC), a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Co., owns and controls SRE, which owns a controlling 90% membership interest in STRE. The 10% balance of membership interests is held on a passive basis by Turner Renewable Energy LLC, an unaffiliated entity.

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