Recurrent, Dominion work out deals on 100 MW of solar

RE Columbia LLC and Dominion Solar Gen-Tie LLC on July 14 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Shared Facilities Agreement (SFA) covering 100 MW of solar projects.

The agreement is with RE Columbia Two LLC, RE Camelot LLC, RE Yakima LLC and RE Clearwater LLC. RE Columbia also filed an Amended and Restated Clustering Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (CLGIA) Co-Tenancy Agreement (CTA) by and among Camelot, Columbia Two, Yakima, Clearwater, and Columbia.

The project companies are developing four solar photovoltaic projects with a planned combined capacity of approximately 100 MW. The projects will be located in close proximity to each other in Kern County, Calif., which is within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area. Each of the projects will interconnect to the Southern California Edison (SCE) distribution system via an approximately 7.5 mile, 66-kV generation tie-line.

All of the output from each of the projects will ultimately be delivered to the CAISO-controlled grid through SCE’s distribution system for resale pursuant to a Service Agreement for Wholesale Distribution Service between the project companies and SCE.

Camelot and Columbia Two are joint owners of Columbia, along with Clearwater and Yakima. Camelot and Columbia Two are direct, wholly owned subsidiaries of Dominion Solar Holdings, which is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. Dominion Energy is a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

Camelot will own and operate a 45-MW solar project. Columbia Two will own and operate a 15-MW solar project.

Clearwater and Yakima are joint owners of Columbia along with Camelot and Columbia Two. Yakima and Clearwater are wholly owned by Monte Vista Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of RE Monte Vista Holdings LLC. Monte Vista Holdings is wholly owned by Recurrent Energy Development Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Recurrent Energy LLC. Recurrent is an indirect and wholly owned subsidiary of the Sharp Corp.

Clearwater is developing and will own and operate a 20-MW solar project. Clearwater anticipates that the Clearwater Project will commence commercial operation by September 2015. Yakima is developing and will own and operate a 20-MW solar project. Yakima anticipates that its Yakima Project will commence commercial operation by July 2015.

Developer contacts are:

  • Cheri M. Yochelson, Senior Counsel, Dominion Resources Services Inc., 120 Tredegar Street, RS-2, Richmond, VA 23219, Phone: (804) 819-2691, Fax: (804) 819-2183, Cheri.M.Yochelson@dom.com.
  • Mitchell Randall, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Recurrent Energy LLC, 300 California Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, Phone: (415) 675-1500, Fax: (415) 675-1501, legal@recurrentenergy.com.
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