The Utah Public Service Commission has set a Dec. 18 scheduling conference over a Dec. 9 application by PacifiCorp d/b/a Rocky Mountain Power for approval of a power purchase agreement with Utah Red Hills Renewables Park LLC.
The Dec. 5 agreement, which was filed under seal, provides for the sale to PacifiCorp of energy to be generated by Utah Red Hills from a solar-powered facility located in Iron County, Utah. The agreement is for a term of 20 years from the project’s commercial operation date. No MW rating is given in the public version of the filing.
The agreement constitutes a “New QF Contract” under the PacifiCorp Interjurisdictional Cost Allocation Protocol, previously filed with the Utah commission. According to the terms of the protocol, the costs of the QF provisions would be allocated as a system resource, unless any portion of those costs exceed the cost PacifiCorp would have otherwise incurred acquiring comparable resources.
A fact sheet on the website of the Utah Solar Energy Assn. website shows that international developer Scatec Solar has a 100-MW solar photovoltaic project in Utah under the name Utah Red Hills Renewables Park.