FERC okays market app for nearly-completed, 20-MW North Lancaster solar project

North Lancaster Ranch LLC, developer of a 20-MW (ac) solar project in California, won an Oct. 21 approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of its market-based rate schedule under which it will sell electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

The company is developing a solar photovoltaic (PV) project with a nameplate capacity of approximately 20 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The North Lancaster Ranch Project is located within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area in the Southwest region. Applicant filed on Sept. 12 with the commission, besides this application, a notice of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.

The North Lancaster Ranch Project is expected to both begin generating test power and to reach commercial operation in December 2016.

The project company is committed to sell the entire output from the North Lancaster Ranch Project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison. The North Lancaster Ranch Project will interconnect with the CAISO-controlled grid at the Antelope Substation.

Applicant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTP Power LLC.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.