NextEra unit files for EWG status on in-construction solar project

Genesis Solar LLC on Sept. 16 filed a notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) for its 250-MW solar project in California.

Genesis Solar is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) out of Florida.

Genesis Solar will own and operate a solar thermal generating facility with a net electrical output of 250 MW located in Riverside County, Calif. The facility consists of two separate units, each of which has a net electrical output of 125 MW. The project will use parabolic trough solar thermal technology to produce electrical power using steam turbine generators. The steam used to drive the steam turbine generator will be generated using energy from the sun, which has been collected by arrays of parabolic mirrors.

The facility will interconnect to Southern California Edison’s Colorado River Substation via Genesis Solar’s 14-mile 220-kV generation tie line.

The contact information is: Genesis Solar LLC,
 700 Universe Blvd.,
 Juno Beach, FL 33408-0420.

NextEra Energy Vice Chairman and CFO Moray Dewhurst mentioned this project at a Barclays conference on Sept. 11 in New York. NextEra’s Desert Sunlight project and the Genesis solar project are both expected to be commercially deployed by early 2014. NEE owns 50% of the 550-MW Desert Sunlight project. Both are located in Riverside County, Calif.

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