FERC approves Tesoro for power sales out of California cogens

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 6 approved Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC for market-based rate authority so it can sell power out of two newly-acquired facilities.

On June 28, Tesoro filed the application for market-based rate authority with an accompanying tariff. The proposed market-based rate tariff provides for the sale of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates in the Southwest region.

Tesoro recently acquired the Wilmington Coke Calciner qualifying facility (QF), a 35.8-MW cogeneration facility, and the BP Carson Refinery Site QF, an 8-MW cogeneration facility, both located in southern California.

Tesoro is owned by Tesoro Corp., a publicly traded company that owns and operates refineries for the manufacture of various petroleum products, and is affiliated with entities that own or control generation facilities located in North Dakota, Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii. Tesoro and its affiliates own and operate about 547 MW of generating capacity in the Southwest region, all of which is located in the California ISO market.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.