First Solar affiliate Portal Ridge Solar A LLC on Nov. 3 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an Exempt Wholesale Generator for its 18-MW project in California.
The project company said it anticipates developing an 18-MW solar photovoltaic facility and selling electric products at wholesale. The project site is in Lancaster, California.
Portal Ridge Solar A owns certain shared generator interconnection facilities necessary to interconnect its proposed facility to the Del Sur Substation owned and operated by Southern California Edison (SCE). It shares ownership of these grid facilities with Portal Ridge Solar B LLC (PRS-B) and Portal Ridge Solar C LLC (PRS-C), each of which are developing solar generation facilities that are co-located with the applicant’s facility. PRS-B and PRS-C have each filed notice of self-certification of exempt wholesale generator status with the commission.
The shared interconnection facilities are located within the California Independent System Operator’s balancing authority area and will be energized during the fourth quarter of 2016 in order to facilitate wholesale sales from the PRS-B and PRS-C facilities. Portal Ridge Solar A will use its undivided interest in these facilities when its project is developed.