NextEra Blythe files shared grid deal covering four California solar projects

NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center LLC on Aug. 26 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Shared Facilities Agreement with Blythe Solar 110 LLC, Blythe Solar II LLC, Blythe Solar III LLC and Blythe Solar IV LLC.

Blythe Energy Center is a direct subsidiary of: Blythe Solar 110, which holds a 25% ownership interest; Blythe Solar II, which holds a 25% ownership interest; Blythe Solar III, which holds a 25% ownership interest; and Blythe Solar IV, which holds a 25% ownership interest. These are project companies of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, which is part of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

Blythe Energy Center owns interconnection facilities and is party to a Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) whith Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), pursuant to which Blythe Energy Center has the right to receive interconnection services for one or more generating facilities with the aggregate capacity not to exceed 485 MW at the point of interconnection (the gross nameplate rating of these facilities at the inverter terminals is 521.2 MW).

  • Blythe Solar 110 owns and operates a solar facility having a right to deliver up to 100 MW at the point of interconnection;
  • Blythe Solar II owns and operates a solar facility having the right to deliver up to 125 MW at the point of interconnection;
  • Blythe Solar III is developing and will own and operate a solar facility having the right to deliver up to 125 MW at the point of interconnection; and
  • Blythe Solar IV is developing and will own and operate a solar facility having the right to deliver up to 125 MW at the point of interconnection.

The Shared Facilities include an approximate ten-mile, 220 kV double circuit tower generation tie line, along with other related equipment. The parties entered into the Shared Facilities Agreement in order to allow Blythe Solar 110, Blythe Solar II, Blythe Solar III, and Blythe Solar IV the right to use the Shared Facilities in order to deliver their energy to SCE’s Colorado River Substation.

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