155-MW Springbok 2 solar project due for commercial operation in Q3 2016

63SU 8ME LLC filed on May 23 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator status based on its development, ownership, and expected operation of an approximately 155 MW (nameplate) solar facility located in Kern County, California.

Applicant is developing, will own, and expects to operate the Springbok 2 Solar Project in Kern County. Applicant also owns certain transmission facilities necessary to interconnect the facility to a substation and to a 3.2 mile, 230 kV generator tieline. Applicant will share ownership of a portion of the substation and the 3.2 mile, 230 kV generator tie-line with other co-located electric generating facilities still in development.

These facilities will interconnect with the electric transmission system owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) within the LADWP balancing authority area. The output of the facility is fully committed under a 27-year power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority expiring in 2043. Applicant expects to place the facility into commercial operation during the third quarter of 2016.

A project contact is: Nathan Thomas, Chief Compliance Officer, The D. E. Shaw Group, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10036, Tel (212) 478-0000, regulatory@deshaw.com.

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