PacifiCorp drops contract to take power from 80-MW Sigurd Solar project

PacifiCorp d/b/a Rocky Mountain Power sent a Nov. 11 letter to the Utah Public Service Commission saying it is withdrawing its Oct. 12 application for approval of a Power Purchase Agreement with Sigurd Solar LLC.

“On November 6, 2015, Rocky Mountain Power received a letter, dated November 5, 2015, from Sigurd Solar informing the Company that Sigurd Solar’s project will not be completed and delivered in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement due to changes in market conditions,” said the utility. “In accordance with the November 5 letter, Rocky Mountain Power is no longer requesting approval of the Power Purchase Agreement with Sigurd Solar, and respectfully requests permission to withdraw the Application filed in this Docket.”

The contract covered an 80-MW (ac) project in Sevier County, Utah. The agreement was for a term of 20 years from the scheduled Commercial Operation Date, which was Oct. 31, 2016.

Project contacts listed in the PPA were: 

  • Eric Blank, Manager, Sigurd Solar LLC, 3 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087, Phone: 303-544-1900; and
  • Molly Arbes, Treasurer, Community Energy Inc., 3 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 300, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087, Phone: 1-866-964-3123.

That is contact information for Community Energy, which says about itself on its website: “Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) was founded in 1999 to ignite the market for fuel-free energy and develop solar and wind generation. CEI built the voluntary market for renewable energy, spurring the demand for hundreds of megawatts of new wind generation with retail customers ahead of state mandates. Now a leading solar developer, CEI has developed hundreds of MW of utility-scale solar across the country including two of the largest projects nation-wide in Georgia and Colorado. CEI also develops customer-sited and community-scale solar projects for businesses, universities, and residential customers.”

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