Nevada Power pushes back in-service date for 150-MW Dry Lake Solar project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 14 accepted Nevada Power’s filing of a Second and Amended and Restated Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) between Nevada Power as the transmission provider and Nevada Power as the interconnection customer.

This agreement governs the interconnection of Nevada Power’s Dry Lake Solar Energy Center, a 150-MW facility in Clark County, Nevada, that will interconnect to Nevada Power’s 230-kV Harry Allen substation. The Second Amended LGIA reflects a new milestone schedule in Appendix B that is needed to accommodate a change to the In-Service Date for the project from Dec. 30, 2016, to Sept. 1, 2017.

The original LGIA for Dry Lake Solar was executed in October 2015. In November 2015, the Original LGIA was amended (“First Amended LGIA”) to remove inapplicable provisions in the appendices requiring Nevada Power, as interconnection customer, to fund and post security with Nevada Power, as transmission provider, for network upgrades and transmission provider interconnection facilities.

The revised deal calls for commercial operation of the 100-MW Phase 1 around Sept. 1, 2017. The commercial operation target date for Phase 2, at 50 MW, is Oct. 1, 2017.

The total generating facility nameplate is 150 MVA gross from two-hundred (200) 0.75 MVA SMA Sunny Central, SC750CP-US inverters that Nevada Power is installing.

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