150-MW First Solar project in California due for February startup

SG2 Imperial Valley LLC, a subsidiary of First Solar, on Dec. 18 submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

The company is constructing and owns three nominal 50-MW (net) solar generation facilities located in Imperial County, Calif. These facilities are expected to begin operational testing in Feb. 15, 2014, and to begin full commercial operation on or about Aug. 31, 2015.

They will consist of 629,040 modules, including 90 watt First Solar modules and 285 watt Canadian Solar modules, and associated facilities and equipment necessary for the generation and sale of power at wholesale.

The facilities will also include electric interconnection facilities necessary to allow SG2 Imperial Valley’s wholesale power sales from the facilities. The facilities will be interconnected with the Imperial Irrigation District transmission system. The company plans to sell electric energy and capacity produced from the facilities exclusively at wholesale.

The company contact is: Beth Deane, Assistant General Counsel, First Solar, 
135 Main Street,
 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, Tel: (415) 935-2566, 
Fax: (415) 894-6278, beth.deane@firstsolar.com.

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