NRG adds gas-fired turbine in Maryland, 20-MW solar project in California

A long list of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) subsidiaries on Dec. 30 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an update on their market-based rate authority related to two newly-affiliated entities.

There are two generation-owning entities that were not previously identified in prior market-based rate filings: NRG Chalk Point CT LLC and NRG Solar Oasis LLC.

  • NRG Chalk Point CT became a generation-owning entity on Dec. 1, 2015, with the consummation of a transaction, approved by the commission, whereby it acquired ownership and control of an approximately 77-MW, gas-fired combustion turbine unit at the Chalk Point power plant in Maryland. The transaction had no effect on competition because the CT was already controlled by Chalk Point CT’s affiliate, NRG Chalk Point LLC, under a lease arrangement.
  • NRG Solar Oasis owns and will operate an approximately 20-MW solar qualifying facility (QF) that is expected to achieve commercial operation by Jan. 15, 2016. The full output of Solar Oasis’s QF is committed to a non-affiliated third party under a long-term contract. The facility interconnects into the Southern California Edison system in the California ISO region.

Incidentally, Southern California Edison in January 2014 filed with FERC a Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with NRG Solar Oasis, which had submitted an application to SCE to interconnect a solar photovoltaic facility named the Oasis 20 MW Project. It is located in Palmdale, Calif.

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