51-MW Live Oak Solar project in Ga. may produce test energy in September

Live Oak Solar LLC on April 6 applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.

Live Oak Solar will own and operate a photovoltaic generating facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 51 MW located in Candler County, Georgia, within the SOCO balancing authority area. Applicant has submitted a certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) status as a small power producer. It has also submitted a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator to FERC.

The facility may start producing test energy as early as Sept. 1, 2016. It will interconnect with Georgia Power‘s transmission system. Applicant has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including test energy.

Live Oak Solar is part of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is under Florida-based NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE). Other NextEra Resources companies operating in the SOCO market include:

  • White Pine Solar LLC, which will own and operate a photovoltaic generating facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 101.3 MW located in Taylor County, Georgia. White Pine Solar’s authorization to sell energy and capacity at market-based rates is pending before the commission. May 24 of this year is the projected in-service date for this project.
  • White Oak Solar LLC, which will own and operate a photovoltaic facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 76.5 MW located in Burke County, Georgia. White Oak Solar’s authorization to sell energy and capacity at market-based rates is pending before the commission. The projected in-service date for this project is May 29 of this year.
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