FERC accepts market authority for 50-MW Boulder Solar II project in Nevada

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 15 accepted an Aug. 19 filing by Boulder Solar II LLC of a market-based rate application for a nearly-operational project.

“You state that Boulder Solar II will own and operate a 50 megawatt (MW) electric power generating facility located in Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, within the NV Energy balancing authority area (BAA),” FERC noted in the Sept. 15 approval. “You add that Boulder Solar II is indirectly wholly owned by SunPower Corporation, and is affiliated with Boulder Solar I, LLC in the NV Energy BAA, and several entities that own generation facilities in the CAISO market.”

This company was formed for the purpose of developing, constructing, owning, and operating the Boulder Solar II Project (a/k/a Boulder Solar II Nevada). The application said the project was expected to begin trial operation and testing in October 2016 and to achieve commercial operation in December 2016. All of the net output of the project will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement to NV Energy.

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