Tuesday, August 16, 2016

USA, California: New Tarriff Agreement for CalEnergy's 171 MW Geothermal Energy in Imperial Valley

IID approves tariff agreement modifications with CalEnergy (Imperial Valley Press)

The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Monday to approve the transmission service rollover to a new tariff for CalEnergy's geothermal facilities at the Salton Sea.

The proposed change would move CalEnergy from a funding and construction agreement to IID’s open access transmission tariff.

In the late 1980s, Imperial Irrigation District entered into a funding and construction agreement by which the 230kV KN/KS line was constructed. A number of generators were participants in that transmission project. CalEnergy owns a number of those generating facilities. CalEnergy desired to roll its plants from the FACA format to the IID's open access transmission tariff.

For consistency, IID desires to have all of its generating facilities and transmission service provided under one tariff. Accordingly, effective July 1, 2016, CalEnergy's existing FACA transmission service agreements will be transitioned to the IID OATT.

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