Market rate apps filed for companion Mesquite Solar projects in Arizona

Affiliated companies Mesquite Solar 2 LLC and Mesquite Solar 3 LLC on April 1 separately asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for acceptance of its Market-Based Rate Tariff and the granting of certain blanket approvals.

They are each a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Sempra Solar Holdings LLC, which in turn is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Sempra Renewables LLC, which is part of Sempra Energy.

Mesquite Solar 2 will own and operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility currently under construction in Maricopa County, Arizona, with a nameplate capacity of 100.82 MW located in the California ISO balancing authority area (BAA). Applicant will sell the entire output of the facility pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison. The facility is due in-service this year.

Mesquite Solar 3 is constructing and will own and operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generation facility in Maricopa County, Arizona, with a nameplate capacity of 153.97 MW, which will be located in the CAISO balancing BAA. Applicant will sell the entire output of the facility pursuant to a 25-year PPA with the Western Area Power Administration. This facility is also due in-service this year.

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