Recurrent Energy pushes back on-line date for 60-MW solar project

RE Barren Ridge 1 LLC, to account for a delay in getting its project online, filed on April 28 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of amendment of its self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status filed on Jan. 9.

In that initial notice, RE Barren Ridge stated that it anticipates commencing commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2015. “Barren Ridge now expects to commence commercial operation by June 30, 2016,” the April 28 filing said. “Barren Ridge also clarifies that it will interconnect to the transmission system owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (not the distribution system owned by Southern California Edison Company as stated in the Notice). There are no further changes to the description of the facility or representations in the Notice.”

RE Barren Ridge 1 had filed with respect to its ownership and operation of an approximately 60-MW solar photovoltaic facility and related assets located in Kern County, California, which is within the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power balancing authority area. All of the output will be sold exclusively at wholesale pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement with The City of Los Angeles acting by and through the Department of Water and Power.

Barren Ridge is wholly owned by Recurrent Energy Development Holdings LLC, whose membership interests are, in turn, wholly owned by Recurrent Energy LLC. Recurrent’s principal place of business is in San Francisco, California.

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