Recurrent Energy affiliates seek market authority for California solar projects

RE Mustang LLC applied Dec. 10 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the authority to sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in wholesale transactions within the Southwest region at negotiated, market-based rates.

RE Mustang is developing, and will own and operate an approximately 30-MW (nameplate) solar photovoltaic (PV) project and related interconnection facilities located in Kings County, California. The facility will interconnect with the transmission system owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) within the California Independent System Operator balancing authority area via a generation tie-line and related interconnection facilities (called the “Mustang Shared Facilities”).

The Mustang Shared Facilities will be owned and shared among RE Mustang, RE Mustang 3 LLC and RE Mustang 4 LLC as tenants-in-common pursuant to a shared facilities agreement and a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement Co-Tenancy Agreement.

All of the output from the RE Mustang facility will be sold at wholesale to Sonoma Clean Power pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

RE Mustang is controlled by Recurrent Energy LLC. Based in San Francisco, Recurrent develops, owns, and manages utility scale solar projects throughout the United States. Recurrent is part of Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ), which is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

RE Mustang 3 and RE Mustang 4 also applied Dec. 10 with FERC for market authority.

  • RE Mustang 3 is developing, and will own and operate an approximately 40-MW (nameplate) solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kings County, California. All of the output from the facility will be sold at wholesale to Sonoma Clean Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
  • RE Mustang 4 is developing, and will own and operate an approximately 30-MW (nameplate) solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kings County, California. All of the output from the facility will be sold at wholesale to Sonoma Clean Power pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement.

RE Mustang’s affiliates control approximately 342 MW in the CAISO BAA and first-tier markets. Recurrent’s public utility affiliates in the CAISO BAA, and first-tier markets thereto, include:

  • RE Astoria LLC, which is developing and will own and operate an approximately 100-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County, California. The Astoria Facility will interconnect with the Southern California Edison (SCE) transmission system within the CAISO BAA via a generation tie-line and related interconnection facilities. The Astoria Shared Facilities will be owned and shared among RE Astoria, RE Astoria 2 LLC, RE Garland LLC, RE Garland A LLC and RE Garland 2 LLC. All of the output from the Astoria Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 15-year PPA with PG&E.
  • RE Astoria 2 LLC is developing and will own and operate an approximately 75-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County, California. The Astoria 2 Facility will interconnect with the SCE transmission system within the CAISO BAA via the Astoria Shared Facilities. All of the output from the Astoria 2 Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to several PPAs, each with a term of 20 years, with the Southern California Public Power Authority, the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority, and the cities of Lodi, Corona, Morena Valley and Rancho Cucamonga, California.
  • RE Barren Ridge 1 LLC is developing and will own and operate an approximately 60-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County, California. The Barren Ridge Facility will interconnect with the SCE distribution system within the BAA controlled by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). RE Barren Ridge will apply for market-based rate authority prior to initial synchronization, which is scheduled to occur in March 2016. All of the output from the Barren Ridge Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 20-year PPA with LADWP.
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