102-MW Henrietta Solar Project due to go commercial in August 2016

Parrey LLC, a SunPower afilliate developing a 102-MW solar project in California, on Aug. 17 submitted to the Federal Energy Commission a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

The company is developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Henrietta Solar Project, an approximately 102-MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Kings County, California. 

Parrey LLC is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of SunPower, which has shares that are publicly traded on the NASDAQ. SunPower is a vertically-integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and delivers high-efficiency and high-reliability solar photovoltaic panels and electricity generating systems to residential, business, government and utility customers.

The project is currently expected to begin trial operation and testing in April 2016 and achieve commercial operation in August 2016. The project will include interconnecting transmission facilities necessary to connect the facility to the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) transmission system operated by the California Independent System Operator. All of the net output of the project will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement to PG&E.

Pursuant to a Shared Facilities Agreement to be filed with the commission shortly, applicant will share with an affiliate, Java Solar LLC, certain common premises and facilities, including approximately 1.5 miles of above-ground, 115-kV transmission line necessary to interconnect applicant’s and Java’s respective generating facilities to the PG&E transmission system, access roads, and lay-down and staging areas to be used in the construction and operation of applicant’s and Java’s respective generating facilities.

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