Xcel announced this morning that it plans to open its Community Solar Garden program next Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM CST. In its filing, the company attempts to clarify the “first-ready, first-served” application process it plans to follow. The company explains that Garden operators can view a time stamp marking when the application is sent to engineering to start the 30 day timeline for Xcel to determine application completeness. The company clarified that some applications may move through the system faster than others largely based on where the project resides geographically. Xcel also clarified that existing Section 10 interconnection applications that are in the engineering queue and conform to the Community Solar Garden program will retain their position in the queue.

Full details on Xcel’s filing are here (PDF). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.