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.