North Star Solar seeks FERC approval for nearly-operational project

North Star Solar LLC, which is developing a 60-MW (nameplate) project in California, on April 8 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval of its initial Market-Based Rate Tariff, as well as a certain waivers and approvals.

North Star Solar is an indirect subsidiary of First Solar Inc. Its project is in the California ISO region. “North Star anticipates energizing its facility and commencing delivery of test energy at market-based prices on or about May 1, 2015, and therefore respectfully requests that the Commission act on this filing as expeditiously as possible,” the filing said.

It also in the filing listed three related projects:

  • Blackwell Solar LLC, California ISO region, expected in-service in the second quarter of this year, 12 MW nameplate;
  • Lost Hills Solar LLC, California ISO, in-service date was expected in first quarter 2015, 20 MW nameplate; and
  • Maryland Solar LLC, PJM Interconnection, in-service in January 2014, 20 MW (net). 
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