80-MW Grand View PV Solar Two project in Idaho to go commercial in November

Grand View PV Solar Two LLC, which is developing an 80-MW (ac) project in Idaho, on Aug. 26 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator.

Grand View was formed to act as the project company with respect to the operation of a photovoltaic facility located approximately 20 miles southwest of Mountain Home, Idaho. Grand View owns an 80-MW (ac) ground-mounted facility, which is scheduled to begin commercial operation on or about Nov. 9, 2016.

Grand View is interconnected to the transmission facilities of, and will sell its full output at wholesale under a long-term power purchase agreement to, Idaho Power. The Grand View solar project includes interconnection facilities that are necessary to deliver its electric output to the grid, but does not provide transmission services for other parties or comprise an integrated transmission system.

Grand View will be owned by CRE-Grandview Idaho LLC, which will hold 100% of the Class B Membership Interests, and CitiCorp North America Inc., which will hold 100% of the Class A Membership Interests. Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC (CRE) owns 100% of the Class A and Class C Units of CRE Grandview and Accordia Life and Annuity Co. owns 100% of the Class B units of CRE-Grandview. CRE is wholly owned by Centaurus Capital LP. Accordia is an affiliate of Global Atlantic Financial Group Ltd.

The Grand View solar project will consist of approximately 340,480 polysilicon photovoltaic panels. The solar module outputs are joined together and then fed into photovoltaic inverters that ultimately feed into and connect to Idaho Power at two interconnection points, 60 MW of which are stepped up to 34.5 kV for collection and pass through a 34.5/138 kV step-up transformer for interconnection to a 138 kV transmission line, and 20 MW of which connects to the 34.5 kV distribution system on Idaho Power’s Canyon Creek line. The Grand View solar project is located in Elmore County, Idaho, and qualifies as an “eligible facility,” as that term is defined under Section 32(a)(2) of PUHCA.

A project contact is: Grand View PV Solar Two LLC c/o Stephen H Douglas, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 225, Houston, TX 77056.

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