100-MW Boulder Solar project in Nevada due for commercial start in November 2016

Boulder Solar Power LLC, Boulder Solar II LLC and Boulder Solar III LLC on June 17 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the Boulder Shared Facilities Agreement No. 1 (SFA).

The SFA sets forth the terms and conditions under which the three project companies will jointly own undivided tenancy in common interests in certain commission-jurisdictional interconnection facilities. Each of the applicants is developing a solar facility that will interconnect with the transmission system of Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy. They have entered into an Amended and Restated Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement, dated as of Jan. 6, 2016, with NV Energy.

  • Boulder Solar Power was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Boulder Solar I Project (a/k/a Boulder Solar I Nevada), an approximately 100 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of the Boulder Solar I Project. It has self-certified its status as an exempt wholesale generator (EWG) and has applied to the commission for market-based rate authority. The Boulder Solar I Project is currently expected to begin generating test power in August 2016 and to commence commercial operation in November 2016. All of the net output will be sold under a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy that expires in 2037.
  • Boulder Solar II was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Boulder Solar II Project (also known “Phase 2”), an approximately 50 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Clark County, Nevada. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of the Phase 2 project. Phase 2 is in an early stage of development and Boulder Solar II will make all necessary filings and obtain all requisite authorizations prior to any sale of power from this project. Boulder Solar II has not yet self-certified its status as an EWG or applied for market-based rate authorization.
  • Boulder Solar III was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Boulder Solar III Project (“Phase 3”), an approximately 50 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility to be located in Clark County, Nevada. It is not currently engaged in any business activities other than those associated with the development, construction, ownership, and future operation of the Phase 3 project. Phase 3 is in an early stage of development and Boulder Solar III will make all necessary filings and obtain all requisite authorizations prior to any sale of power from this project. Boulder Solar III has not yet self-certified its status as an EWG or applied for market-based rate authorization.

Applicants are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of SunPower Corp. SunPower is a vertically-integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures, and delivers high-efficiency and high-reliability solar photovoltaic panels and electricity generating systems to residential, business, government, and utility customers. SunPower is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.

A company contact is: Jack Semrani, Senior Counsel/Regulatory & Transactions, SunPower Corp., 2900 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758, Tel: (512) 953-4471, jack.semrani@sunpower.com.

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