Joint use deal filed for in-construction, 92-MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project

Copper Mountain Solar 2 LLC (CMS2) on June 7 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an amendment to the Joint Use Agreement (Amended JUA) relating to shared use of four transmission support structures (Gen-tie Poles) with its affiliate, Copper Mountain Solar 4 LLC (CMS4).

The parties to the Amended JUA are CMS2, CMS4, and Sempra Global Services Inc., all of which are wholly- or partially-owned indirect subsidiaries of Sempra Energy.

CMS2 owns and operates a 155-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facility located in Clark County, Nevada, and interconnected to a merchant switchyard. CMS2 is authorized to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates, has received waivers relating to regulations in connection with its ownership of interconnection facilities, and is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

CMS4 is constructing, and will own and operate, a 92-MW solar PV facility adjacent to the CMS2 facility. The CMS4 facility is also to be interconnected to the merchant switchyard. CMS4 is authorized to sell energy, capacity and ancillary services at market-based rates, and is an EWG.

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