FERC accepts market authority for 110 MW of PSEG solar projects in the West

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in one collective order issued on Aug. 19 accepted June 14 applications of Bison Solar LLC, Pavant Solar II LLC and San Isabel Solar LLC for market-based rate authority with accompanying tariffs.

  • Bison Solar LLC will own and operate a 30-MW photovoltaic solar facility that is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the Western Area Power Administration Colorado/Missouri (WACM) balancing authority area (BAA), the output of which is fully committed to the Platte River Power Authority. The Bison facility will be interconnected to Platte River Power Authority by way of a 34.5-kV transmission cable. The commercial operation date for the Bison facility is Sept. 30, 2016;
  • Pavant Solar II LLC will own and operate a 50-MW photovoltaic facility that is located in McCormick, Utah, in the PacifiCorp East (PACE) BAA, the output of which is fully committed to PacifiCorp. This facility will be interconnected to PacifiCorp by way of a 46-kV transmission cable. The commercial operation date for the Pavant facility is Sept. 30, 2016; and
  • San Isabel Solar LLC will own and operate a 30-MW photovoltaic facility that is located in Las Animas County, Colorado, in the Public Service Co. of Colorado (PSCo) BAA, the output of which is fully committed to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. The San Isabel facility will be interconnected to Tri-State by way of a 115-kV transmission cable. The commercial operation date for the San Isabel facility is Nov. 25, 2016.

These applicants are wholly owned by PSEG Solar Source LLC, and are not affiliated with other entities that own generation facilities in the WACM, PACE, and PSCo BAAs. The ultimate parent of these companies is New Jersey-based Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG).

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.