New name established by new owner for operator of Utah power plant

West Valley Power LLC on Dec. 23 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a revised market-based rate tariff to reflect certain modifications required by the sale of CER Generation II LLC (CERG) by Constellation Holdings LLC to West Valley Power Holdings LLC (WVPH).

On Dec. 3, 2014, Constellation Holdings sold all of the outstanding membership interests in CERG to WVPH. After the acquisition, CERG has changed its name to West Valley Power LLC.

West Valley owns and operates the West Valley Power Plant, a 189-MW gas-fired, simple-cycle facility located in West Valley City, Utah, in the PacifiCorp-East balancing authority area (PACE) in the Northwest region. The commission authorized the transaction on Nov. 18 and it was consummated on Dec.3.

Following the transaction, CERG changed its name to West Valley and is no longer affiliated with Constellation Holdings, but is affiliated with WVPH and its energy affiliates, including generation owners Sundevil Power Holdings LLC (1,168 MW capacity in the Southwest region), Castleton Power LLC (62 MW summer/73 MW winter capacity in the Northeast region), and Union Power Partners LP (2,020 MW capacity in the Central region), and power marketers Castleton Energy Services LLC and Entegra Power Services LLC. Thus, West Valley is now affiliated with more than 500 MW of generation capacity in the Southwest and Central regions, but is affiliated with less than 500 MW of generation capacity in all other regions.

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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.