Two solar companies have California affiliates with nearly-completed projects

Sierra Solar Greenworks LLC and Western Antelope Blue Sky Ranch A LLC filed on Nov. 18 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of non-material change in status related to imminent startup of two related power projects.

Sierra Solar has a 20 MW (ac) project due to be in-service in November of this year, while Western Antelope has a 20-MW (ac) project that went in-service in November 2014. 

Sierra Solar and Western Antelope reported their affiliation with:

  • 65HK 8me LLC, which owns a solar photovoltaic project with a nameplate capacity rating of approximately 27 MW (ac) located in Kern County, California. The Hayworth Project is located within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area in the Southwest region. Hayworth expects to achieve commercial operation of the Hayworth Project in December 2015, and has received commission authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates. Additionally, Hayworth has filed a Notice of Self-Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator (EWG) Status under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA). Hayworth is committed to sell the entire output from the Hayworth Project under a 27-year power purchase agreement with a non-affiliate, the City of Palo Alto;
  • 87RL 8me LLC, which owns a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of approximately 15 MW (ac) located in Kern County, California. The Woodmere Project is located within the CAISO balancing authority area in the Southwest region. Woodmere expects to achieve commercial operation in December 2015, and has received commission authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates. Woodmere has also filed a Notice of Self-Certification of EWG Status under PUHCA. Woodmere is committed to sell the entire output from the Woodmere Project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with a non-affiliate, Pacific Gas and Electric; and
  • SEPV Palmdale East LLC, which owns a solar PV power project with a nameplate capacity rating of approximately 11.5 MW (ac) located in Los Angeles County, California. The SEPV Palmdale East Project is also located within the CAISO balancing authority area in the Southwest region. It reached commercial operation in early August 2015. The SEPV Palmdale East Project is self-certified as a qualifying small power production facility. SEPV Palmdale East is committed to sell the entire output of the SEPV Palmdale East Project under a long-term power purchase agreement with a non-affiliate, Southern California Edison.
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