Invenergy’s 50-MW Luning solar project in Nevada may start operations this fall

Luning Energy Holdings LLC, which is building a 50-MW solar project in Nevada, on Aug. 12 asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant it authorization to make market-based wholesale sales of energy, capacity, and ancillary services pursuant to the market-based rate tariff.

Currently, LE Holdings is the direct sole owner of Luning Energy LLC, which is constructing and will own and operate a 50-MW (nameplate) solar project located in Mineral County, Nevada. Luning will sell electric energy, capacity and/or ancillary services from the Luning Project at wholesale. The Luning Project is estimated to possibly begin generating test power in the fall of 2016.

Luning Energy LLC on Aug. 12 also filed with the commission for market-based rate authority.

Through interconnection facilities in which Luning will own interests, the Luning Project will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy. The electric interconnection facilities that Luning plans to own will consist of 34.5 kV collection lines and related facilities, an approximately 1.5-mile 120-kV generator-lead line, a project substation and related facilities. The Luning Project, including the interconnection facilities in which Luning will hold interests, will be located on land which Luning owns or that is owned by third-parties but which Luning has rights to use pursuant to easements or other land use arrangements entered into with such third-parties.

LE Holdings is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Invenergy Investment. Invenergy Investment is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Polsky Energy Investments LLC, which is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Polsky Energy Holdings LLC.

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