Mountain View Solar LLC, which is developing a 20-MW solar project in Nevada, on Oct. 3 filed for a needed approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The company wants authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff. It asked that the commission waive the 60-day notice provision and permit the tariff to become effective on Nov. 1.
Mountain View will own and operate a photovoltaic solar facility with a nameplate capacity of about 20 MW, located on a site in Clark County, Nev. The facility, expected to be in-service by Nov. 1, will interconnect to Nevada Power, inside of the existing Gypsum 138-kV Substation.
Mountain View said it will own a 138-kV interconnection tie line, along with other interconnection-related facilities. Mountain View has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Nevada Power for 100% of the output from its facility. It has submitted to the commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.
Applicant is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of ESI Energy LLC, which is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC. That company is in turn a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).
NextEra Energy Resources is the merchant power subsidiary of NextEra. NextEra Energy Resources’ subsidiaries currently own or operate merchant generating facilities located in 24 States and Canada with a combined net generating capacity of over 17,000 MW. There are long lists of NextEra projects in the Oct. 3 application.