Recurrent Energy files deals covering 575 MW of California solar projects

RE Astoria LLC on Jan. 27 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an Amended and Restated LGIA Co-Tenancy Agreement by and among RE Astoria and RE Astoria 2 LLC.

The Astoria CTA relates to the rights and responsibilities of RE Astoria and RE Astoria 2 under a 2014 Large Generator Interconnection Agreement by and among RE Astoria, RE Astoria 2, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Independent System Operator.

  • RE Astoria is developing and will own and operate an approximately 100 MW solar photovoltaic project and related interconnection facilities in Kern County, California. The Astoria Facility will interconnect with SCE’s Whirlwind 220-kV Substation at the 220 kV bus via a generation tie-line and related interconnection facilities (called the “Astoria Shared Facilities”). The Astoria Shared Facilities will be owned and shared among RE Astoria, RE Astoria 2, RE Garland LLC, RE Garland A LLC, and RE Gaskell West LLC under a shared facilities agreement (“Astoria SFA”). All of the output from the Astoria Facility will be sold at wholesale under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas and Electric.
  • RE Astoria 2 is developing and will own and operate an approximately 75-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County. The Astoria 2 Facility will interconnect with the SCE system pursuant to the Astoria LGIA. Until Dec. 31, 2021, all but 10 MW of the output from the Astoria 2 Facility will be sold at wholesale within the CAISO markets pursuant to 20-year PPAs 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 (the “Original PPA Parties”), with the balance uncommitted and sold at wholesale in the CAISO markets or pursuant to a subsequently-negotiated PPA. All of the output of the Astoria 2 Facility will be sold to the Original PPA Parties commencing Jan. 1, 2022, until the PPAs expire.

RE Astoria and RE Astoria 2 are affiliates of Recurrent Energy.

Deal also filed that covers another 400 MW of solar projects

Also on Jan. 27, RE Astoria separately filed with FERC a Shared Facilities Agreement (SFA) among RE Astoria, RE Astoria 2, RE Garland, RE Garland A and RE Gaskell West. The SFA relates to the construction, ownership and use of a generation tieline and certain related interconnection facilities that will be developed, maintained and operated by Astoria in its capacity as manager under the SFA, and be owned by all co-tenants as tenants in common.

  • RE Garland is developing and will own and operate an approximately 180-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities in Kern County. The Garland Facility will interconnect with the SCE transmission system via the Astoria Shared Facilities. All of the output from the Garland Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 15-year PPA with SCE.
  • RE Garland A is developing and will own and operate an approximately 20-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County. The Garland A Facility will interconnect with the SCE transmission system via the Astoria Shared Facilities. All of the output from the Garland A Facility will be sold at wholesale pursuant to a 20-year PPA with SCE.
  • RE Gaskell West is developing and will own and operate an approximately 200-MW solar PV project and related interconnection facilities located in Kern County. The Gaskell West Facility will interconnect with the SCE transmission system via the Astoria Shared Facilities. All of the output from the Gaskell West Facility will be sold at wholesale.
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