San Diego, California
The North Island facility is a 40 MW combined cycle cogeneration facility that serves the US Navy's North Island Naval Air Station on Coronado Island. North Island achieved commercial operation in 1989. Atlantic Power indirectly owns 100% of the Project, and also manages and operates the Project.
Historically the steam produced by the facility has been sold to the Navy under an agreement that expired in February 2018, while the electricity from the project was sold to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) under a long-term PPA that was scheduled to expire in December 2019. The agreement with the Navy allowed the Company the use of the site. Because the Company has been unsuccessful in obtaining the right to remain on the site beyond February 2018, operations of the plant ceased on February 7, 2018. As a result, the PPA with SDG&E was terminated early. The Company is pursuing alternate paths to site control with the Navy. The Company has executed a new seven-year Power Purchase Tolling Agreement (PPTA) for North Island with SDG&E, but site control is a condition precedent of the contract. The PPTA and early termination of the original PPA were approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on March 1, 2018.