Dominion units file for EWG status on California solar facilities

Two affiliates of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) on Oct. 5 filed notices with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification as exempt wholesale generators.

CID Solar LLC owns and operates an approximately 20-MW solar photovoltaic facility and related assets located in Corcoran, California, which is within the California Independent System Operator balancing authority area. Pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement, it sells all of the net energy from the facility at wholesale to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

The facility is interconnected to the transmission system owned by PG&E and under the operational control of the CAISO under a standard small generator interconnection agreement. Applicant has self-certified as a qualifying facility under the commission’s regulations implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended, and is authorized to make wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

Cottonwood Solar LLC owns and operates three solar photovoltaic facilities located in the CAISO balancing authority area:

  • The City of Corcoran facility is an 11 MW qualifying small power production facility located in Corcoran, California.
  • The Gooselake facility is a 12 MW QF located in Lost Hills, California.
  • The Marin Carport facility is an approximately 1 MW facility under development in Novato, California.

Pursuant to a 25-year power purchase agreement, Cottonwood Solar sells all of the net energy from the facilities at wholesale to Marin Clean Energy. The facilities are interconnected to the transmission system owned by Pacific Gas & Electric and under the operational control of the CAISO. Applicant is authorized to makes sales of energy, capacity and ancillary services at market-based rates.

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