The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 30 approved Live Oak Solar LLC‘s April 6 request for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.
Live Oak Solar will own and operate a photovoltaic facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 51 MW located in Candler County, Georgia, within the SOCO balancing authority area. Applicant submitted a certification of Qualifying Facility (QF) status as a small power producer. It also submitted a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.
The April 6 application said the facility may start producing test energy as early as Sept. 1, 2016. It will interconnect with Georgia Power‘s transmission system. Applicant has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Georgia Power for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including test energy.
Live Oak Solar is part of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is under Florida-based NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).