250-MW Moapa Southern Paiute Solar project to go commercial in Q4 2016

Filed Oct. 13 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Moapa Southern Paiute Solar LLC was a notice of self-certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status based on its development, ownership, and operation of an approximately 250 MW (net) solar facility.

This facility is located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada. Applicant also owns certain 34.5 kV feeder lines, 34.5 kV/500 kV collector substation facilities, and a 0.45-mile-long, 500-kV transmission line to the point of interconnection (POI) with the transmission network. At the POI, these facilities will interconnect with a 4.76-mile-long, radially-fed, 500-kV transmission line (the “BLM Corridor Transmission Facilities”), which in turn will interconnect with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) transmission system at the Crystal Substation, operated by Nevada Power d/b/a NV Energy.

The solar facility will be located within the LADWP balancing authority area. The output is fully committed under a 25-year power purchase agreement with LADWP. Applicant expects to place the facility into commercial operation during the fourth quarter of 2016.

The contact information for the project company is for First Solar Inc. out of Texas.

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