The November 19 CEC Chairman’s Orders does not “withdraw” the commission’s approval, as was erroneously reported on November 22. Rather, the Commission stayed the effective date of the approval, and scheduled a vote for December 1 to address the clerical errors, which have to do with the effective date of the decision.
The December 1 vote will address only the effective date, not the substance of the decision.
The 663.5 MW Calico Concentrated Solar Power Project is located on 4,613 acres in San Bernardino County, 37 miles east of Barstow, California. Tessera Solar has a 20]year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison for the solar energy generated from the Calico Solar project.
Throughout the federal and state permitting processes, Tessera Solar made a number of significant changes to reduce the Project’s impacts on the desert environment and to reduce the amount of acquired and donated lands within the project boundary. Tessera Solar reduced the original 8,230 acre Calico Solar project footprint by 44% in response to concerns expressed by the agencies and environmental organizations.
Tessera Solar North America is the exclusive developer, owner and operator of utility]scale solar power facilities using the SunCatcher™ concentrating solar power system, manufactured by Stirling Energy Systems (SES). Tessera Solar is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Berkeley, California. NTR plc is the majority shareholder of Tessera Solar and SES.