Owner of 11 small solar projects in California files with FERC as exempt generator

FTS Project Owner 1 LLC, which has a number solar facilities in California, on Dec. 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

The company said it owns eleven solar photovoltaic facilities that became operational in 2014. Each facility is self-certified as a qualifying small power production facility (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978:

  • Expressway Solar A, located in the Town of Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.99 MW;
  • Expressway Solar B, located in the Town of Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.99 MW;
  • Expressway Solar C2, located in the Town of Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.49 MW;
  • Lancaster Dry Farm Ranch B, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 4.99 MW;
  • Rodeo Solar C2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.49 MW;
  • Rodeo Solar D2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.49 MW;
  • Summer Solar A2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.49 MW;
  • Summer Solar B2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.5 MW;
  • Summer Solar C2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 1.49 MW;
  • Summer Solar D2, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 0.99 MW; and
  • Summer Solar North 6.5, located in the Town of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, which has a net power capacity of 6.49 MW.

Each facility interconnects with the Southern California Edison (SCE) system within the California Independent System Operator balancing authority area. Each facility has an executed power purchase agreement with SCE under which all of the facility’s output is sold to SCE. Pursuant to a Master Lease between applicant, as lessor, and FTS Master Tenant 1 LLC as lessee, FTS Master Tenant 1 operates the facilities and sells all of the output of each facility exclusively at wholesale. FTS Master Tenant 1 on Dec. 4 filed a separate EWG notice with FERC.

A company contact in both cases is: Sean McBride, General Counsel, Sustainable Power Group LLC, 2180 South 1300 East, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, Telephone: (801) 679-3500, Fax: (801) 679-3501, smcbride@spower.com.

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