March was busy month for small renewable energy projects

The latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data indicates that 180 MW of renewable energy generation, but no conventional power plants, came online during March.

The FERC Office of Energy Projects released its monthly Energy Infrastructure Update on April 27.

The report indicates that during the first three months of 2016 there were 1,309 MW of electric generating capacity commissioned in the United States. By comparison, 1,786 MW came online during the first quarter of 2015.

Here’s a rundown of the March project activity as supplied by FERC:

• Latigo Wind Park LLC’s 60 MW Latigo Wind Project in San Juan County, Utah is online. The power generated is sold to PacifiCorp under long-term contract.

Jericho Mountain Wind Co.’s 12 MW Jericho Mountain Wind Project in Coos County, NH is online.

Blythe Solar 110 LLC’s 38.7 MW Blythe Solar 110 Project in Riverside County, CA is online.

Old Mill Solar LLC’s 6 MW Old Mill Solar Project in Klamath County, OR is online. The power generated is sold to PaciCorp under long-term contract.

Long Farm 46 Solar LLC’s 6.9 MW Long Farm 46 Solar Project in Northampton County, NC is online. The power generated is sold to Dominion North Carolina Power under long-term contract.

SolNCPower10 LLC’s 6.6 MW SolNCPower10 Solar Project in Perquimans County, NC is online. The power generated is sold to Dominion North Carolina Power under long-term contract.

Nash 97 Solar LLC’s 5 MW Nash 97 Solar Project in Nash County, NC is online. The power generated is sold to Duke Energy Progress under long-term contract.

Silicon Ranch Corp.’s 4 MW SR Clinch Carey Phase A Solar Project in Weld County, CO is online. The power generated is sold to Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association under long-term contract.

Half Moon Ventures LLC’s 4.2 MW Minster Solar Project in Auglaise County, OH is online. This project includes an energy storage capacity.

Barlow Project’s municipal solid waste-fired 7.3 MW Kauai Waste to Energy Project in Kauai County, HI is online. The power generated is sold to Kauai Island Utility Cooperative under long-term contract.

Bowerman Power LFG LLC’s 23.8 MW Bowerman LFGTE Project in Orange County, CA is online. A portion of the power generated is sold to the Anaheim Public Utilities Department under long-term contract.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at wayneb@pennwell.com.