Shafter Solar files for EWG status related to its 20-MW California project

Shafter Solar LLC, which is developing a 20-MW project in California, filed on Feb. 13 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator. 

The company is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC. Shafter Solar will own and operate photovoltaic solar facility with 20 MW aggregate nameplate capacity located in Kern County, California, and will operate within the California Independent System Operator balancing authority area. The facility will interconnect with Pacific Gas & Electric‘s 21-kV distribution bus at the Seventh Standard Substation.

Applicant is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Shafter Solar Holdings LLC, which in turn is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Operating Partners LP (OpCo). The limited partnership interests in OpCo are owned by NextEra Energy Partners LP (NEP) and by NextEra Energy Equity Partners LP (NEE Equity). NEP is a “yieldco” that has been structured to monetize the value of certain of NextEra Resources’ wind and solar generation facilities.

A company contact is: Joel D. Newton, Senior Attorney, NextEra Energy Resources LLC, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 220, Washington, D.C. 20004, (202) 347-7126, (202) 347-7076 (fax),

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