Old Mill Solar works on PacifiCorp contract for 5-MW Oregon project

Old Mill Solar LLC, which is building in 2015 a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project in Oregon, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 5 a notice of self certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

When complete, this Klamath County facility will interconnect to the grid at PacifiCorp‘s Bly substation. The company said it is currently working on a contract to sell all of this capacity to PacifiCorp, with the facility due for initial testing operation in October of this year.

Old Mill Solar is owned by Obsidian Renewables LLCA company contact is: David Brown, Senior Principal, Obsidian Renewables LLC, phone 503-245-8800, dbrown@obsidianrenewables.com.

Said the company website: “Obsidian Renewables, LLC is the largest developer of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in the Pacific Northwest.” Said the website about Brown: “David W. Brown, a Senior Principal and co-founder of Obsidian, brings expertise in transaction structures, creative ideas in tax and finance, and resolving or liquidating distressed companies and assets. Industries of particular focus are energy, forest products, finance, and bankruptcy estates. With Obsidian Renewables, Mr. Brown has developed the two largest utility scale solar photovoltaic projects in Oregon. Obsidian Renewables has developed or financed 22 solar PV projects.”

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