FERC okays market sales from 70-MW Roswell Solar project in New Mexico

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 13 accepted Roswell Solar LLC‘s April 15 application for authorization to make market-based sales of energy, capacity and certain ancillary services under a market-based rate tariff.

Roswell Solar will control and operate a photovoltaic facility with a nameplate capacity of approximately 70 MW located in Chaves County, New Mexico, within the Southwest Power Pool balancing authority area. The application said the facility may start producing test energy as early as June 15, 2016.

The facility interconnects with Southwestern Public Service Co.’s (SPSC) transmission system. Applicant has also entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with SPSC for 100% of the power produced by the facility, including the test energy.

Roswell Solar is controlled by NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

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