Two 20-MW American Falls solar projects in Idaho are about to power up

American Falls Solar LLC and American Falls Solar II LLC on Jan. 4 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Shared Facilities Agreement that covers common transmission facilities for their nearly-operational Idaho projects.

  • American Falls will own and operate a 20-MW (ac) (nameplate) photovoltaic facility 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 before Jan. 20, 2017.
  • American Falls II is developing another 20 MW (ac) (nameplate) photovoltaic facility located adjacent to the American Falls Facility. The American Falls II Facility is being developed on a parallel schedule and is also expected to synchronize with the grid and produce test power on Jan. 6, 2017, and is expected to begin commercial operation on or before Jan. 20, 2017.

Both facilities will be interconnected to the transmission system of Idaho Power, and each will sell all of its electric power output at wholesale under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) between each respective applicant, on the one hand, and Idaho Power on the other hand.

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

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