16-MW Avalon Solar Partners II project due for commercial ops by Dec. 31

Avalon Solar Partners II LLC on Dec. 8 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status based on its development, ownership and operation of an approximately 16 MW (net ac) solar photovoltaic project located in Pima County, Arizona. 

The project is currently being constructed in the Tucson Electric Power balancing authority area. The facility may receive power and be energized by approximately Dec. 10, 2015, and is expected to commence wholesale power activities by Dec. 31, 2015. It will be interconnected with Tucson Electric and is fully committed to Tucson Electric under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Applicant is currently owned by CRE-Avalon Arizona LLC, which has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Coronal Avalon II LLC whereby Coronal Avalon II will acquire 100% of the membership interests in the applicant. As of the effective date of applicant’s Market Based Rate Tariff, Coronal Avalon II will hold 100% of the voting or equivalent membership interests in applicant. Applicant will be a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Coronal Avalon II and will no longer be affiliated with CRE-Avalon.

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