|Saturday March 22, 2014 12:18
|Saturday March 22, 2014 08:26
|Public Service Company of New Mexico
B&V Project 165179 Prosperity Photovoltaic Project B&V File 28.0000
July 31, 2009
Mr. Steve Willard
Public Service Company
of New Mexico
Via email at Steve.Wlllard@pnmresources.com
Letter Report for Prosperity Photovoltaic Analysis
Black & Veatch has performed an evaluation of the Prosperity
Switching Station for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to be installed in
conjunction with a battery energy storage system. We have determined an
appropriate layout for approximately 600 kWp of PV, estimated annual output,
and estimated capital cost.
The PV field layout was prepared using
First Solar FS-272 Cadmium Telluride thin film modules as a proxy. The 2 foot
by 4 foot modules are mounted three side by side so that each row has an
aperture width of 6 feet. Ten modules are placed in series to form a string.
Rows are 280 feet long. The field comprises 38 rows with a total of 8,170
modules, with a capacity of 592 kWp. Module area is 5,882 m2 of module area.
The field would have room to add another row to achieve 608 kWp. Row spacing is
11.8 feet, with modules at a 20 degree tilt. Total array N-S dimension is about
450 feet. An aggregate road runs from Los Picaros Road around the proposed
switching station site and along the east boundary of the PV field
attached drawing shows the PV field layout. The land at Prosperity site
generally slopes the wrong way (down to the north) at a 6 to 7 percent slope.
We have assumed no terracing, but rather grading out undulations and leaving
the slope. This results in additional shading losses compared to flat land.
Terracing could result in reduced shading, but the additional space required
between terraces, required for soil stability and to eliminate shading of the
south row on each terrace, would result in greater land requirements in an
already tight formation. The solar field area with a 5 foot perimeter takes up
about 3.2 acres. The entire road for the facility is about 1.2 acres.
Additional space for peripheral equipment would raise the solar facility
requirements to about 5 acres.
We looked at row spacing of 11.8 foot
spacing (a 50 percent ground cover ratio [GCRI, where GCR is the ratio of
module to land area, excluding roads and inverter space) and at 13.3 foot
spacing (44 percent GCR), and at 35 degree tilt and 20 degree tilt. Relative
results are shown in Table 1.
We chose the 20 degree tilt, 3.6 m (11.8
ft) row spacing, with land slope at 7 degrees. It gives 98 percent of the
annual output that zero slope would give, but zero slope could only be achieved
by terracing and adding space (overall N-S dimension) between terraces. Going
to the 4.07 m (13.3 ft) row spacing would increase annual output by about 0.7
percent, but would require over 500 feet N-S dimension. It is clear that the 20
degree tilt outperforms the 35 degree tilt.
Additional modules could be
added by going to an irregular and non-contiguous field arrangemer although we
dont know how much of the land area will be required for the battery
The capital cost estimate for the Prosperity
PV facility is presented in Table 2. The cost includes t~ inverter and
transformer; however, because these pieces of equipment may be included as part
of ft battery storage system, they have been called out explicitly in the
table, and can easily be remove Likewise, the nature of the project is such
that some typical owners costs may be imbedded in the oven project, and
therefore have not been included. These can be added at PNMs request.
The overall cost estimate is about $2.4 million, or $4.1 lIWp. This
cost assumes simple grading of ft site to remove vegetation and undulations, at
a cost of about $10,000. Leveling the entire site would co about $116,000
(increasing the cost by $96,000 over the base cost). The cost of either two or
thrE terraces would be about $81,000 (increasing the cost about $71,000 over
the base case). Terracir would likely increase annual output by about 1
Annual Output Estimate
The annual dc output of the
Prosperity PV system is estimated to be 1.1 GWh. The output was estimatc using
PVSYST V4.37, based on Albuquerque, New Mexico, airport insolation and
temperature dat Monthly dc and ac output estimates are presented in Table 3.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at
913-458-7225 (913-220-5012 mobile) email me at StoddardLE@bv.com.
BLACK & VEATCH
Larry E. Stoddard
cc: Travis Coleman
Ric OConnell (B&V)
Mary Sprouse (B&V)
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|Friday March 21, 2014
|February 7, 2014
Mr. William Payne
13015 Calle De Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Re: Freedom of
Information Act (FOJA) Request
Dear Mr. Payne:
This is in response to your FOJA request sent to this office for
response by the Department of Energys (DOE) Office of Information
Resources. You asked for information regarding equipmen and installation costs
at the Prosperity solar facility.
Enclosed are copies of documents
located in the National Energy Technology Laboratorys (NETL) files
regarding participation in work at the Prosperity Switching Station. NETL was
involved with the battery energy storage system at the site, not the solar
(photovoltaic) portion; however, the enclosed documents are being sent because
the work was performed under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-0E0000230 with the
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) which is linked to the Prosperity
Certain information was withheld pursuant to Exemption (b)(4) of
FOIA including labor costs and cost share information.
Information is withheld under Exemption 4 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. §
552(b)(4)) in order to protect trade secrets and commercial or financial
information that are obtained from a person and that are privileged or
confidential. The information is considered commercial because the companies
submitted this information to DOE for the purposes of doing business with the
federal government, The information was obtained from a person, because
person covers a broad range of entities including corporations and
associations. Nadler v. FDIC, 92 F.3d 93, 95 (2nd Cir. 1996). Information that
is required to be submitted to an agency is confidential if its release is
likely to cause either substantial harm to the competitive position of the
submitter or impair the agencys ability to obtain necessary information
in the future. National Parks & Conservation Assn v. Morton, 498 F.2d
765 (D.C. Cir. 1974). The commercial information and business processes and
strategies described in their applications were required to be
submitted because they were a prerequisite to consideration for a
financial assistance award.
As the FOIA
Authorizing/Denying Official for NETL, I am responsible for making the above
determinations with regard to your request.
provide that a denial of records, in whole or in part, may be appealed to
DOEs Office of Hearings and Appeals by writing to the Director of the
Office of Hearings and Appeals, HG-i, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20585, within 30 days of receipt of this letter.
Both the envelope and letter must be clearly marked Freedom of
Information Appeal. Additional requirements of an appeal are set forth in
10 CFR § 1004.8(b). Judicial review is available if the appeal results in
a determination adverse to you in the district in which you reside or have a
principal place of business; in the district where the records are situated; or
in the District of Columbia.
For your information, additional reports
on this project can be found at the following several links: Project data sheet
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/proiect/public service company new mexico pv plus
battery simulta neous voltage smoothing and peak PNM Technology Performance
Report - http://www.smartarid.gov/sites/defau1t/fi1es/pdfs/PNM TPR rev2 09 24
12.pdf Build Metrics Data NEPA EA - http :1/energy. ~ov/nepa/downloads/ea-
1754-final-environmental- assessmehttp ://www.epri
.com/abstracts/Pages/ProductAbstract.aspx?ProductIdOOOOOOOOOOO 1026 445nt.
If additional information is needed, please contact Ann Dunlap,
NETLs FOJA Officer, at (412) 386-6167, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Build Metrics Data.
EA-1754: Final Environmental Assessment.
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Friday March 21, 2014 11:46
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