Recurrent Energy files for market authority for 60 MW solar project in California

RE Barren Ridge 1 LLC applied Dec. 29 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approvals that include authority to sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in wholesale transactions within the Southwest region at negotiated, market-based rates.

Barren Ridge is developing, and will own and operate an approximately 60-MW (nameplate) solar photovoltaic (PV) project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County, California. The Barren Ridge Facility will interconnect with the Southern California Edison (SCE) distribution system within the balancing authority area (BAA) controlled by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Barren Ridge is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005.

All of the output from the Barren Ridge Facility will be sold at wholesale under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with LADWP.

Barren Ridge is part of Recurrent Energy LLC through a complex corporate structure. Based in San Francisco, Recurrent Energy develops, owns, and manages utility scale solar projects throughout the U.S. Recurrent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Energy Acquisition Co., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.

Recurrent’s public utility affiliates in the California Independent System Operator BAA are:

  • RE Astoria LLC 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 SCE system, All of the output from the Astoria Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 15-year PPA with Pacific Gas and Electric (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 system. All of the output will be sold at wholesale under 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 Mustang LLC is developing, and will own and operate an approximately 30 MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kings County, California. The Mustang Facility will interconnect with the transmission system owned by PG&E. All of the output from the Mustang Facility will be sold at wholesale to Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) pursuant to a 20-year PPA.
  • RE Mustang 3 LLC is developing and will own and operate an approximately 40 MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Fresno County, California. The Mustang 3 Facility will interconnect with the PG&E transmission system. All of the output from the Mustang 3 Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 20-year PPA with SCP.
  • RE Mustang 4 LLC is developing and will own and operate an approximately 30 MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Fresno County, California. The Mustang 4 Facility will interconnect with the PG&E transmission system. All of the output from the Mustang 4 Facility will be sold at wholesale to SCP pursuant to a 20-year PPA.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.