Copper Mountain Solar 3 files EWG notice on 255-MW project

Copper Mountain Solar 3 LLC on March 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

The company will own and operate a 255-MW (nameplate) solar photovoltaic generation facility, currently under construction near Boulder City, Nev. The facility also will consist of a 34.5/500kV substation and related generator interconnection facilities, including a 500-kV generator-tie line approximately six miles in length.

The facility will be interconnected to the grid at the Marketplace Substation, which is located in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power balancing authority area.

The project contact is: Daniel King, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power LLC, 101 Ash Street HQ15, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 696-4350.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development on March 20 announced agreements to partner in five solar projects in Nevada and California, including this one. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies would each own a 50% interest in the five solar facilities. Copper Mountain Solar 3 is under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., the companies noted. Completion of the first 125 MW is expected by year-end 2014, with the remaining 125 MW slated for completion in 2015. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will provide operations and maintenance services when the facility is operational.

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