Idaho Power adds nine new solar contracts lately for Oregon projects

Idaho Power told the ldaho Public Utilities Commission in an Oct. 15 filing that it has signed a number of new solar power purchase agreements this year, and terminated four others.

The filing was an update of the load forecast and natural gas forecast components of its incremental cost lntegrated Resource Plan avoided cost methodology.

ldaho Power said it currently has three non-PURPA, long-term power purchase agreements:

  • Elkhorn Valley Wind (101 MW);
  • Raft River Geothermal (13 MW); and
  • Neal Hot Springs Geothermal (22 MW).

ldaho Power currently has 140 contracts with PURPA QF projects with a nameplate capacity of 1,232 MW. lncluded in the signed contracts are nine new Oregon solar QF contracts totaling 69 MW.

Projects Not Online

  • Arcadia Solar, located in Oregon, contract date 9/16/2015, 5 MW;
  • Evergreen Solar, Oregon, 9/16/2015, 10 MW;
  • Fairway Solar, Oregon, 10/12/2015, 10 MW;
  • Jamieson Solar, Oregon, 9/16/2015, 4 MW;
  • John Day Solar, Oregon, 9/16/2015, 5 MW;
  • Little Valley Solar, Oregon, 9/16/2015, 10 MW;
  • Malheur River Solar, Oregon, 10/12/2015, 10 MW;
  • Moores Hallow Solar, Oregon, 9/16/2015, 10 MW;
  • Olds Ferry Solar, Oregon, 10/12/2015, 5 MW; and
  • North Gooding Main Hydro, Idaho, 7/29/2015, 1.3 MW.

Terminated Energy Sales Agreements

  • Clark Solar 1, Idaho, terminated 4/6/2015, 71 MW;
  • Clark Solar 2, Idaho, 4/6/2015, 20 MW;
  • Clark Solar 3, Idaho, 4/6/2015, 30 MW; and
  • Clark Solar 4, Idaho, 4/6/2015, 20 MW.
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