FERC okays market authority for 250-MW Silver State solar project in Nevada

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 15 accepted a July 22 application from Silver State Solar Power South LLC, which is a developing a 250-MW project in Nevada, for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.

Silver State South will own and operate a photovoltaic facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 250 MW located in Clark County, Nevada, within the NV Energy balancing authority area. The project’s expected in-service date was Sept. 15 of this year.

The facility interconnects to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) new 220-kV Primm Substation and then to a point of interconnection to the California Independent System Operator-controlled grid. Applicant has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with SCE for 100% of the power produced by the facility.

Applicant is an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is part of Florida-based NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

Silver State Solar Power South on Aug. 11 filed with the FERC a notice of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

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