The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 21 accepted a July 26 filing by Golden Fields Solar I LLC of a proposed baseline market-based rate tariff that would authorize it to sell electric energy, capacity, and certain ancillary services at market-based rates.
The company was formed to develop, construct, own and operate the Golden Fields Solar I Project (a/k/a Rosamond Solar Project Phase II), an approximately 54 MW (nameplate) photovoltaic facility located in Kern County, California. The project at the time of the application was expected to begin generating test power in September 2016 and to commence commercial operation in November 2016.
The project includes interconnecting transmission facilities necessary to connect it to the Southern California Edison transmission system operated by the California ISO. Applicant will sell all of the net output of the project at wholesale to the Turlock Irrigation District under a 20-year power purchase agreement that expires in 2036.
Applicant is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of SunPower, a Delaware corporation whose shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ.