Bakeoven Solar Project is an approved solar photovoltaic energy generation facility, occupying or using up to 2,717 acres (6.1 sq. miles), with a nominal generating capacity of approximately 303 megawatts alternating current (MWac). Other components include a 100 MW battery storage system, collector substation, operations and maintenance building, and an approximately 11-mile, 230 kilovolt transmission line. The facility site boundary includes approximately 10,615 acres.
Under Construction/Under Review. The facility is under
construction and, based on final design, includes 60 MW (Phase 1) and 140 MW
(Phase 2) of solar photovoltaic energy generation components. The deadline
to complete construction, including the remaining 103 MW of approved solar
facility components, is April 24, 2026.
On June 11, 2021, the Department received preliminary Request for Amendment 1 (pRFA1), inclusive of a Type B Review Amendment Determination Request (Type B Review ADR). pRFA1 seeks approval from the Energy Facility Siting Council to split the approved facility components and micrositing area into three facilities with their own respective site certificate. This would result in an amended site certificate for the approved Bakeoven Solar Project (60 MWac) and two original site certificates for facilities named Day Break Solar Project (140 MW) and Sunset Solar Project (103 MW). The certificate holder for Bakeoven Solar Project would be maintained, but new LLCs would own and operate Day Break Solar Project (Day Break Solar, LLC) and Sunset Solar Project (Sunset Solar, LLC).
On June 18, 2021, the Department issued Public Notice of receipt of pRFA1 – the notice is provided for informational purposes only. Following a determination of completeness on pRFA1 and issuance of the Draft Proposed Order, the Department will issue a Public Notice of a comment period on the complete RFA and Draft Proposed Order, both of which will be made available on this webpage.
Bakeoven Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC.|
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