EDF completes Catalina Solar 2 project in California; sells it to Dominion

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) said Aug. 4 that it has closed on the sale of the Catalina Solar 2 Project (24.3 MWp), located in Kern County, California, to Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

The purchase and sale agreement, announced in September 2014, closed on June 30 when the installation of the project was officially complete. EDF RE said it continued to manage the project through the commissioning process to place the project in service on July 22. The electricity generated will be provided to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 6 GW of wind, solar, biomass, and biogas projects developed. Catalina Solar 2 represents EDF RE’s 15th renewable energy project developed in California generating a combined 1.3 GW of clean energy for the state.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2014 approved this deal, covering an 18-MW photovoltaic solar facility that interconnects to the Whirlwind Substation owned by Southern California Edison within the footprint of the California Independent System Operator.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.