40 MW of American Falls Solar projects in Idaho due for start-up on Jan. 6

American Falls Solar LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 10 a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

American Falls will own and operate a 20-MW (ac) (nameplate) photovoltaic facility located in an unincorporated area of Power County, Idaho, several miles northeast of the town of American Falls. The American Falls Facility is scheduled to synchronize with the grid and produce test power on Jan. 6, 2017, and is scheduled to begin commercial operation on or about Jan. 20, 2017.

The American Falls Facility will be interconnected to the transmission facilities of, and will sell its full electric power output at wholesale under a long-term power purchase agreement to, Idaho Power. The American Falls Facility will include interconnection facilities that are necessary to deliver its electric output to the grid, but that will not provide transmission services for other parties or comprise an integrated transmission system.

A project contact is: Capital Dynamics Clean Energy & Infrastructure c/o Kathryn Rasmussen, 645 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Tel: (212) 798-3400, krasmussen@capdyn.com.

A company with the same contact information, Americans Falls Solar II LLC, also filed an EWG notice with FERC on Nov. 10. It will own and operate a 20 MW (ac)) (nameplate) photovoltaic facility located in an unincorporated area of Power County, Idaho, several miles northeast of the town of American Falls. The American Falls II Facility is scheduled to synchronize with the grid and produce test power on Jan. 6, 2017 and is scheduled to begin commercial operation on or about Jan. 20, 2017.

The American Falls II Facility will be interconnected to the transmission facilities of, and will sell its full electric power output at wholesale under a long-term power purchase agreement to, Idaho Power. The American Falls II Facility will include interconnection facilities that are necessary to deliver its electric output to the grid, but that will not provide transmission services for other parties or comprise an integrated transmission system.

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