Nevada Power revises interconnect deal for 200-MW Moapa Solar project

Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 25 an executed Amended and Restated Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) with Moapa Solar LLC for a 200-MW project.

Nevada Power said this project is part of a cluster of projects seeking interconnection in the same area. “To accommodate all of the interconnection requests in the cluster, significant network upgrades are required. The upgrades include the implementation of the Harry Allen Remedial Action Scheme (RAS); installation of 1.15 miles of 3-636 ACSS ROOK conductor on the Garces-Mayfair 69 kV Line using existing poles; rebuilding the existing 1.58 miles of the Miller–NVL 69 kV Line; installing a new Pecos Bank 230/138 kV transformer at the Pecos Substation. The total estimated cost of the cluster upgrades is $14,425,000 of which Moapa Solar LLC will pay it’s pro rata share of the upgrades. Given the extensive nature of the upgrades, it is anticipated that the upgrades will be completed in December 2016.”

This 200-MW project is in two phases: 

  • Phase One – Moapa Solar 1 PV Facility, capacity of 92 MW net; and
  • Phase Two – Moapa Solar 2 PV Facility, capacity of 108 MW net.

In November 2012, the parties entered into the original Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA). The LGIA was Amended and Restated in April 2014. Moapa Solar requested that a Phase 2 referred to as Moapa Solar 2 be studied as an addition. The Point of Interconnection will be between the 2322 and 2323 breakers at the Harry Allen 230-kV Substation.

A project contact is: Moapa Solar LLC c/o RES America Developments Inc., Attention: Michael Hutson, Senior Transmission Strategist, 11101 West 120th Avenue, Suite 400, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone (303) 439-4708, michael.hutson@res-americas.com.

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