FERC accepts market tariffs for in-development California solar projects

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 11 accepted Dec. 15 requests from CID Solar LLC and Cottonwood Solar LLC for market-based rate authority with accompanying tariffs.

CID Solar will own and operate a 20-MW generation facility located in Corcoran, California, within the California ISO market. The output of CID Solar’s facility will be fully-committed to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term contract.

Cottonwood Solar is developing three separate facilities: the 12-MW Goose Lake Facility located in Kern County, California; the 11-MW City of Corcoran Facility located in Kings County, California; and the 1-MW Marin Carport located in Marin County, California. The Cottonwood facilities are located within the CAISO market and the output of the facilities is fully committed to Marin Clean Energy under a long-term contract.

CID Solar is wholly owned by Dominion Solar Holdings and upon consummation of an acquisition, Cottonwood Solar will also be wholly owned by Dominion Solar. Cottonwood Solar requested that the commission abstain from assigning an effective date to its tariff until such time that Dominion Solar consummates the acquisition of Cottonwood Solar, currently owned by EDF Renewable Development. Cottonwood Solar states that it will provide notification to the Commission upon consummation of the transaction and will submit a filing to update the effective date. If no such notification is received, the tariff will become effective April 13, which is 120 days after the filing date. 

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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.