South Carolina Electric & Gas seeks approval for two solar power purchase deals

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) on June 15 filed two applications with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina for review of Power Purchase Agreements with two related solar project developers.

One PPA is between SCE&G and Innovative Solar 127 LLC. SCE&G and Innovative entered into the PPA effective June 1, 2016. SCE&G said the terms of the PPA comply with the intent of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and the provisions of commission orders.

The PPA contents are largely redacted.

Innovative Solar 127 is a North Carolina limited liability company and intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site in Barnwell County, South Carolina. It will have a nameplate rating of 3.334 MW (ac) and anticipated first year net generation of 7,726 megawatt-hours. 

The other PPA up for approval is between SCE&G and Innovative Solar 123 LLC. SCE&G and Innovative entered into the PPA effective June 1, 2016. Innovative Solar 123 is a North Carolina limited liability company and intends to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic facility at a site in Barnwell County, South Carolina. It would have a nameplate rating of 5 MW (ac) and anticipated first year net generation of 11,720 megawatt-hours.

In both cases, the PPAs are signed by Richard Green as Member-Manager of each project company.

Incidentally, in each case the commission’s Office of Regulatory Staff on June 22 endorsed commission approval for both PPAs.

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