39-MW Innovative Solar 43 project due to produce test energy in October 2016

Innovative Owner 43 LLC, which is an affiliate of FLS Energy, on June 14 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

It owns a 38.9-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility under development in the Town of Ivanhoe, Bladen County, North Carolina. The facility is self-certified as a qualifying small power production facility (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

The project will interconnect with the Duke Energy Progress (DEP) balancing authority area in the Southeast region. Applicant owns the facility. Pursuant to a Master Lease between FLS 2016 Owner I LLC (as Lessor Parent), the applicant (as Lessor Subsidiary), FLS 2016 Solar I LLC (as Tenant Parent), and Innovative Solar 43 LLC (as Tenant Subsidiary), Innovative Solar 43 will operate the facility and will sell all of its output exclusively at wholesale.

The facility has an executed power purchase agreement with DEP under which Innovative Solar 43 will sell all of the facility’s output to DEP. The facility is expected to begin generating test energy in October 2016.

Applicant is an indirect subsidiary of FLS Energy and Garnet ITC Fund XLIII LLC.

A contact is: Patty Mandaro, Director of Legal Operations, FLS Energy Inc., 130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Telephone: (828) 233-8117, pmandaro@flsenergy.com.

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