NV Energy amends interconnect deal for 150-MW Dry Lake Solar project

Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy on Nov. 20 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amended Large Generator Interconnection Agreement between Nevada Power as both the transmission provider and interconnection customer for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Center, a 150-MW project in Clark County, Nevada, that will interconnect to Nevada Power’s 230 kV Harry Allen substation.

The amended LGIA is essentially identical to the pro forma LGIA in Attachment N of the Nevada Power Open Access Transmission Tariff, with the exception of minor, nonconforming provisions in Appendices A and B removing the funding and security requirements, consistent with the commission’s precedent. Specifically, the amended LGIA eliminates the funding and security requirements in Article 11 of the pro forma LGIA. The amended LGIA also deletes from the list of milestones in Appendix B the requirements to post security for network upgrades and transmission provider interconnection facilities.

The project is in two phases:

  • Phase 1: 100 MW net at the Point of Interconnection, commercial operation target of Feb. 6, 2017; and
  • Phase 2: 50 MW net at the Point of Interconnection, commercial operation target of March 1, 2017.

The Point of Interconnection will be the point where Nevada Power’s owned 230-kV lead-line from the Dry Lake Site intersects the 2319/2320 terminal position at the 230-kV Harry Allen Substation.

A contact on the power project side of this deal is: Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy, Attn: Gaurav Shil, Director, Renewable Energy and Origination, 6226 W Sahara Ave M/S 13, Las Vegas, NV 89146, Phone: (702) 402-5787, Fax: (702) 402-2455, GShil@nvenergy.com.

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