85-MW Solverde 1 Solar Project due for Commercial ops in November 2016

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Solverde 1 LLC on July 18 requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issue an order that accepts its market-based rate schedule, under which it will sell electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

Solverde 1 is developing a solar photovoltaic project with a nameplate capacity rating of approximately 85 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The Solverde 1 Project is located within the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) balancing authority area in the Southwest region.

Applicant expects the Solverde 1 Project to begin generating test power during October 2016 and to reach commercial operation in November 2016. Applicant is committed to sell the entire output from the Solverde 1 Project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the California Department of Water Resources.

Applicant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sustainable Power Group LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTP Power LLC.

Affiliates with in-development projects include:

  • Antelope Big Sky Ranch LLC (ABSR) is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 20 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The ABSR Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during August 2016 and to reach commercial operation during September 2016. ABSR is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25 year power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority.
  • Elevation Solar C LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 40 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The Elevation Solar C Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during October 2016 and to reach commercial operation in November 2016. Elevation Solar C is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25 year power purchase agreement with the City of Palo Alto.
  • Western Antelope Blue Sky Ranch B LLC (WABSRB) is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 20 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The WABSRB Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during October 2016 and to reach commercial operation in November 2016. WABSRB is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement with the City of Palo Alto.
  • Western Antelope Dry Ranch LLC (WADR) is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 10 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The WADR Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during September 2016 and to reach commercial operation in October 2016. WADR is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the City of Lancaster d/b/a Lancaster Choice Energy.
  • Antelope DSR 2 LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 5 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The Antelope DSR 2 Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during September 2016 and to reach commercial operation during October 2016. Antelope DSR 2 is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority.
  • Antelope DSR 1 LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 50 MW (ac) located in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California. The Antelope DSR 1 Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during October 2016 and to reach commercial operation during November 2016. Antelope DSR 1 is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority.
  • Beacon Solar 1 LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 56 MW (ac) located in Kern County, California. The Beacon Solar 1 Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during December 2016 and to reach commercial operation during January 2017. Beacon Solar 1 is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
  • Beacon Solar 3 LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 56 MW (ac) located in Kern County, California. The Beacon Solar 3 Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during November 2016 and to reach commercial operation during December 2016. Beacon Solar 3 is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement with the LADWP.
  • Beacon Solar 4 LLC is developing a solar PV project with a nameplate capacity rating of 50 MW (ac) located in Kern County, California. The Beacon Solar 4 Project is scheduled to begin generating test power during September 2016 and to reach commercial operation during September 2016. Beacon Solar 4 is committed to sell the full output of the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement with the LADWP.

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