Two Recurrent Energy solar farms due to go commercial by Dec. 6

RE Rosamond One LLC and RE Rosamond Two LLC, developers of two solar projects in California, on Oct. 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approvals including the authority to sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in wholesale transactions within the Southwest region at negotiated, market-based rates.

Rosamond One and Rosamond Two are each developing a 20-MW (AC) solar facility located in Kern County, Calif. The facilities are located on adjacent sites within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area. Each facility has been certified as an exempt wholesale generator. Each of them will also be a qualifying small power production facility.

They will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) and operated by CAISO. Applicants anticipate that each facility will commence commercial operation by Dec. 6.

All of the output from the Rosamond One facility will be sold to the City of Santa Clara under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA). All of the output from the Rosamond Two facility will be sold to SCE under a 20-year PPA.

Rosamond One is wholly owned by RE Rosamond One Holdings LLC. Rosamond Two is wholly owned by RE Rosamond Two Holdings LLC. Each of those holding companies is wholly owned by Recurrent Energy Development Holdings LLC, whose membership interests are, in turn, wholly owned by Recurrent Energy LLC. Recurrent’s principle place of business is in San Francisco.

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